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Aesthetic Apparatus: Clarinet Chamber Music of Helmut Lachenmann / Oakes

Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  New Focus   Catalog #: 196  
Composer:  Helmut Lachenmann
Performer:  Gregory OakesMatthew ColeyJonathan SturmMei-Hsuan Huang,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Clarinetist Gregory Oakes releases a recording of the complete chamber works for clarinet by eminent German composer Helmut Lachenmann, the first recording including all three together. Of particular interest is Oakes’ and his colleagues’ virtuosic performance of the seldom heard "Trio Fluido" for clarinet, viola, and percussion. Gregory Oakes is an exciting and energetic clarinetist and a passionate champion of the music of our time. From his Carnegie Hall debut with members of Ensemble Intercontemporain and Pierre Boulez to his performances as a member of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Oakes has been praised by critics for his “outstanding performance” (New York Times) and “jazzy flourishes”(Denver Post). American Record Read more Guide says “Oakes is the rare player who has both excellent classical training and a mastery of the otherworldly procedures demanded by non-traditional repertoire,” and Fanfare Magazine lauds the “formidable technical armamentarium at his command.” Read less

Works on This Recording

Dal niente "Interieur III" by Helmut Lachenmann
Performer:  Gregory Oakes (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; Germany 
Trio fluido by Helmut Lachenmann
Performer:  Matthew Coley (Percussion), Gregory Oakes (Clarinet), Jonathan Sturm (Viola)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Germany 
Allegro sostenuto by Helmut Lachenmann
Performer:  Gregory Oakes (Clarinet), Mei-Hsuan Huang (Piano), George Work (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986-1988; Germany 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Zen Clarinet ......... Sorta  March 17, 2018 By J. Pour (Claresholm, AB) See All My Reviews "I much enjoyed this interesting approach taken by Oakes, though I program out track one and start with #2, which still provides me with 48 minutes plus of interestingly meditative/zen-like entertainment. The players are exceptional and Oakes' tone, reed technique and keying are at a serious professional level. I'm an avid collector of clarinet music and this is my 2nd purchase of an Oakes CD; the other being 'New Dialects' from which I've gleaned 38 minutes of quality entertainment. These days, if I can get 30-plus minutes of good stuff from any recording, I consider it a pretty good deal. So 5 stars for 'Aesthetic Apparatus' despite my personal disappointment with track 1 (which you may very well enjoy)." Report Abuse
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