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The Thurston Connection: English Music for Clarinet & Piano by Arnold Bax, Roger Fiske, Iain Hamilton; Hugh Wood / 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
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Notes & Reviews:

British music for the clarinet was hugely indebted to the elite interpreters who inspired this important repertoire. They included Frederick Thurston, who first performed three of the works on this recording. Sir Arnold Bax's Sonata, much admired and imbued with Celtic folklore, is heard in a version that restores the manuscript's original phrasing. The pieces by Roger Fiske and Iain Hamilton are heard in premie`re recordings, while Richard Rodney Bennett's Duo Concertante was commissioned by the eminent soloist in this recital, Nicholas Cox.

American Record Guide, September/October 2015
Cox represents the British clarinet school, displaying a highly dramatic personality through a very free-blowing set-up, and he makes a good case for the lesser known works. Buckle is a solid pianist, keenly handling the challenges of each score.

Notes & Reviews:

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



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>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 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. 25 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. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern