Feldman, Babbitt: Clarinet Quintets / Mark Lieb, et al

Album Summary

>Feldman, Morton : Quartet for Clarinet and Strings
>Babbitt, Milton : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings
Performer Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"If I were to describe the work as an indicator of the composer mellowing with age, it would be with the proviso that even Babbitt's take on mellowness will seem violently aggressive to most listeners. But it is a rewarding listen, the composer's ear for timbral and harmonic (or at least vertical) detail shines through in every bar. And there are surprises along the way, continually nudging the listener out of any sense of complacency at having fully digested a texture or contrapuntal construction. As with the Feldman, the formidable difficulties are expertly handled by the ensemble, who are fully attuned to Babbitt's musical methods, and whose performance here is apparently endorsed by the composer. This is the first commercial recording of the work, and should serve as an excellent benchmark for future performers." -Classical-CD-Reviews.com



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Works Details

>Feldman, Morton : Quartet for Clarinet and Strings
  • Performer: Mark Lieb (Clarinet)
  • Ensemble: Phoenix Chamber Ensemble
  • Notes: Dreamflower Studios, Bronxville, NY (08/28/2008-08/29/2008)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1983

>Babbitt, Milton : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings
  • Performer: Mark Lieb (Clarinet)
  • Ensemble: Phoenix Chamber Ensemble
  • Notes: Dreamflower Studios, Bronxville, NY (02/19/2007-02/20/2007)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1995-1996