Clarinet Candescence - Weber, Stravinsky / Melvin Warner

Album Summary

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Grand Duo Concertante for clarinet & piano in E flat major, J. 204 (Op. 48)
>Smith, William O. : Pieces (5) for clarinet alone
>Spohr, Louis : Songs (6) for voice, clarinet & piano, Op. 103
>Martino, Donald : A Set for clarinet solo
>Stravinsky, Igor : Songs (3) from William Shakespeare, for voice, flute, clarinet & viola
>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Miniatures (3) for Clarinet and Piano
>Langenus, Gustave : Fantasia and Rondo (an adaptation of Carl Maria von Weber's Quintett), for clarinet & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

This compact disc features some of the most exciting music ever composed for the clarinet. Melvin Warner's original release on LP was called "a real find, one of the finest clarinet recordings I have yet to hear" by Edward Tatnall Canby writing in Audio Magazine. Warner, former associate principal of the Saint Louis Symphony, is clarinet and chamber music professor emeritus at Northern Illinois University.



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Works Details

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Grand Duo Concertante for clarinet & piano in E flat major, J. 204 (Op. 48)
  • Performers: Melvin Warner (Clarinet); Allan Dameron (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1815-1816

>Smith, William O. : Pieces (5) for clarinet alone
  • Performer: Melvin Warner (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1959

>Spohr, Louis : Songs (6) for voice, clarinet & piano, Op. 103
  • Performers: Diane Ragains (Soprano); Melvin Warner (Clarinet); Allan Dameron (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Martino, Donald : A Set for clarinet solo
  • Performer: Melvin Warner (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1954

>Stravinsky, Igor : Songs (3) from William Shakespeare, for voice, flute, clarinet & viola
  • Performers: Diane Ragains (Soprano); Melvin Warner (Clarinet); Jerry Horner (Viola); Peter Middleton (Flute)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Miniatures (3) for Clarinet and Piano
  • Performers: Sylvia Henry (Piano); Melvin Warner (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1956

>Langenus, Gustave : Fantasia and Rondo (an adaptation of Carl Maria von Weber's Quintett), for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Sylvia Henry (Piano); Melvin Warner (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern