1 800 222 6872

The Transfigured Nightingale - Brahms: Clarinet Sonata Op. 120/2; Rachmaninov: Clarinet Sonata Op. 19; Shostakovich et al. / Jerome Summers, clarinet; Robert Kortgaard, piano

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for clarinet (or viola) & piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 120/2
>Stark, A. : Two Pieces for Clarinet and Paino
>Baker, Michael Conway : A Canticle for Ryan, version for clarinet & piano, Op. 127
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 19
>Norman, Marek : Just Think, a romance for clarinet & piano
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

A distinguished fixture of the Canadian music scene, clarinetist/composer/conductor Jerome Summers has been dazzling audiences with his remarkable versatility, finesse and brilliant musicianship for many years. Summers is perpetually exploring new musical horizons, and his latest endeavor, an exciting new CD entitled The Transfigured Nightingale, is no exception. The theme of this collection is that of transfiguration, or transcription. Summers presents works that began their lives in other forms. Of particular interest is the inclusion of his own clarinet setting of the Sonata in g minor Op. 19 by Sergei Rachmaninoff, originally for cello and piano. Companion pieces include A Canticle for Ryan op. 127 by Michael Conway Baker, originally for violin and piano; and Just Think by Marek Norman, an original song from the musical Wanderlust. The Two Pieces for Clarinet and Piano arranged by A. Stark and are based on orchestral works of Dmitri Shostakovich. The Brahms Sonata, op. 120 no. 2 in Eb is the only music which was originally composed for clarinet, but belongs in this collection because of its "transfiguration" to a viola piece. With the exception of the Brahms Sonata, all of the presented recordings are world premieres for clarinet and piano.



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review

Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for clarinet (or viola) & piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 120/2
  • Performers: Robert Kortgaard (Piano); Jerome Summers (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Stark, A. : Two Pieces for Clarinet and Paino :: Adagio (from Symphony no 12)
  • Performers: Robert Kortgaard (Piano); Jerome Summers (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Stark, A. : Two Pieces for Clarinet and Paino :: Scherzo (from Symphony no 9)
  • Performers: Robert Kortgaard (Piano); Jerome Summers (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Baker, Michael Conway : A Canticle for Ryan, version for clarinet & piano, Op. 127
  • Performers: Robert Kortgaard (Piano); Jerome Summers (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 19
  • Performers: Robert Kortgaard (Piano); Jerome Summers (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 35 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Norman, Marek : Just Think, a romance for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Robert Kortgaard (Piano); Jerome Summers (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013