Double / Meyer, Portal, Wallonie Royal Chamber Orchestra

Release Date: 5/8/2020
Label: Alpha
Catalog Number: ALPHA415
Conductor: Paul Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Wallonie Royal Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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$18.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
A legendary clarinetist equally experienced in classical music, jazz and film music, Michel Portal meets Paul Meyer, another outstanding ambassador of the clarinet in the world and a long-time friend. Side by side and accompanied by the Orchestre de Chambre de Wallonie, they offer a programme that reveals their musical rapport for the first time on album, whether the repertory is Baroque, gallant, or Romantic. So, alongside Telemann’s Concerto in D minor for two chalumeaux and strings, we have Carl Stamitz’s Concerto no. 4 for two clarinets, while Mendelssohn’s Konzertstucke nos. 1 & 2 are juxtaposed with duos by Telemann and CPE Bach. Each work constitutes a calm dialogue in which words are replaced by notes, a touching testimony to two exceptional careers.
Works on This Recording
1. Sonatas sans Basse (6) for 2 Flutes/Recorders, Op. 2: no 5 in D major, TV 40 no 105 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer: Paul Meyer (Clarinet), Michel Portal (Clarinet)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1727 ; France
2. Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 10, Octobre "Chant d'automne" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Michel Portal (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic
3. Concert Piece for Clarinet, Basset Horn and Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 114 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Michel Portal (Clarinet)
Conductor: Paul Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Wallonie Royal Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1833 ; Germany
4. Concert Piece for Clarinet, Basset Horn and Piano no 1 in F major, Op. 113 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Michel Portal (Clarinet)
Conductor: Paul Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Wallonie Royal Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1833 ; Germany
5. Duo for 2 Clarinets in C major, Wq 142/H 636 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Paul Meyer (Clarinet), Michel Portal (Clarinet)
Period: Classical
6. Concerto for 2 Clarinets in B flat major by Carl Stamitz
Performer: Paul Meyer (Clarinet), Michel Portal (Clarinet)
Conductor: Paul Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Wallonie Royal Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
7. Concerto for 2 Clarinets in D minor, TV 52 no d 1 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer: Paul Meyer (Clarinet), Michel Portal (Clarinet)
Conductor: Paul Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Wallonie Royal Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque
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