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Spring Forward: Music for Clarinet and String Quartet / Shifrin


Release Date: 03/08/2019 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3528  
Composer:  Peter SchickeleRichard DanielpourAaron Jay Kernis
Performer:  David Shifrin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Miró String QuartetDover QuartetJaspar String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Spring Forward, the delightful title work by multi-talented Peter Schickele, is a gift to the composer/ humorist’s many worldwide fans. This touching Suite represents a culmination of sorts “after a lifetime of entering sketches for such a piece into my notebooks,” Schickele writes in his entertaining program notes. Richard Danielpour’s moving Clarinet Quintet (“The Last Jew in Hamadan”) was composed with Danielpour’s memories of his childhood in Iran in mind. (The members of his family who escaped the country were the lucky ones.) Aaron Jay Kernis’ intriguing Perpetual Chaconne reflects his fascination with the variety of approaches composers have used to develop and vary their ideas over the ages. Spring Forward, the delightful title work by multi-talented Peter Schickele, is a gift to the composer/ humorist’s many worldwide fans. This touching Suite represents a culmination of sorts “after a lifetime of entering sketches for such a piece into my notebooks,” Schickele writes in his entertaining program notes. Richard Danielpour’s moving Clarinet Quintet (“The Last Jew in Hamadan”) was composed with Danielpour’s memories of his childhood in Iran in mind. (The members of his family who escaped the country were the lucky ones.) Aaron Jay Kernis’ intriguing Perpetual Chaconne reflects his fascination with the variety of approaches composers have used to develop and vary their ideas over the ages. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Spring Forward by Peter Schickele
Performer:  David Shifrin (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Miró String Quartet
2.
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, "The Last Jew in Hamadan" by Richard Danielpour
Performer:  David Shifrin (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dover Quartet
3.
Perpetual Chaconne by Aaron Jay Kernis
Performer:  David Shifrin (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jaspar String Quartet

Customer Reviews

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 Excellent Compositions, Superbly Played July 24, 2019 By Joseph P. (Claresholm, AB) See All My Reviews "I really appreciate Mr. Shifrin's bringing these contemporary compositions to our attention. They're all special I their own ways. I do however omit one track when programming - track 7, which simply didn't appeal to me. I'm still left with 47 5-star minutes of quality entertainment. The players are superb throughout. Highly recommended." Report Abuse
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