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The Romantic Clarinet - Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas nos 1 & 2; Schumann: 3 Fantasiestucke, Op. 73 / Paul Dean, clarinet; Stephen Emmerson, piano

Notes & Reviews:

Clarinetist Paul Dean is artistic director of the Australian National Academy of Music and has made a name for himself as a soloist, recitalist and chamber music. He has commissioned and premiere more than 100 works and served as principal clarinet of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

American Record Guide, May/June 2013
Paul Dean is the Artistic Director of the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne, and pianist Stephen Emmerson is a long-time professor at the Queensland Conservatorium in Brisbane. Here they team up for a recital of standard romantic literature for clarinet and piano: the Brahms Sonatas, Op. 120 and the Schumann Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73. The performances are very spirited and emotionally involved, and several moments are truly magical. Dean offers a clear timbre, colorful phrasing, and an exquisite soft volume.


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