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The Thurston Connection: English Music For Clarinet and Piano / Nicholas Cox, clarinet; Ian Buckle, piano

Album Summary

>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Sonata for clarinet & piano
>Fiske, Roger : Sonata for clarinet & piano
>Hamilton, Iain : Nocturnes (3), for clarinet & piano, Op. 6
>Wood, Hugh : Paraphrase on "Bird of Paradise" for clarinet & piano
>Bennett, Richard R. : Duo Concertante, for clarinet & piano
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This collection of works were mostly dedicated to and performed by the great British clarinetist Frederick Thurston. He did a huge amount to encourage composers of the day to write for his instrument, and in 1952 he was awarded the CBE and the Cobbett Gold Medal for services to chamber music. After reading music at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, Nicholas Cox studied clarinet at the Musikhochschule in Hanover with Professor Hans Deinzer. Appointed Principal Clarinet of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in 1992, he has played as Guest Principal with most British orchestras, and has performed concertos with the RLPO, the City of London Sinfonia, the NDR Radio Orchestra in Hanover, and the Prague Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist he has appeared at the Wigmore and Queen Elizabeth Halls, and the Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Huddersfield and Brighton Festivals. Ian Buckle enjoys a varied freelance career, working as soloist, accompanist, chamber musician, orchestral pianist, and teacher. As a concerto soloist, Ian has appeared alongside conductors Carl Davis, Elgar Howarth, Gerard Schwarz, Yan Pascal Tortelier, and John Wilson, and with orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic, the Orchestra of Opera North, Sinfonia Viva, the Manchester Concert Orchestra, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. As an accompanist he is in constant demand, performing and recording with singers and instrumentalists throughout the UK and in Europe.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Friary, Liverpool, England (08/31/2011-09/01/2011).



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Works Details

>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Sonata for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Ian Buckle (Piano); Nicholas Cox (Clarinet)
  • Notes: The Friary, Liverpool, England (08/31/2011-09/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Fiske, Roger : Sonata for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Ian Buckle (Piano); Nicholas Cox (Clarinet)
  • Notes: The Firary, Liverpool, England (08/31/2011-09/01/2011); The Friary, Liverpool, England (08/31/2011-09/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 15 sec.

>Hamilton, Iain : Nocturnes (3), for clarinet & piano, Op. 6
  • Performers: Ian Buckle (Piano); Nicholas Cox (Clarinet)
  • Notes: The Friary, Liverpool, England (08/31/2011-09/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Wood, Hugh : Paraphrase on "Bird of Paradise" for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Ian Buckle (Piano); Nicholas Cox (Clarinet)
  • Notes: The Friary, Liverpool, England (08/31/2011-09/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Bennett, Richard R. : Duo Concertante, for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Ian Buckle (Piano); Nicholas Cox (Clarinet)
  • Notes: The Friary, Liverpool, England (08/31/2011-09/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern