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A Touch of France

Audio Samples

>Lovreglio, Donato : Fantasy on Themes from Verdi's "La Traviata" for clarinet & piano, Op. 45
>Benjamin, Arthur : Le Tombeau de Ravel for clarinet & piano, "Valse-Caprices"
>Debussy, Claude : Premiere Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Orchestra
>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major, Op. 167
>Debussy, Claude : Petite pièce, for clarinet & piano (or orchestra), L. 120
>Cavallini, Ernesto : Carnevale di Venezia, for clarinet & piano

Album Summary

>Lovreglio, Donato : Fantasy on Themes from Verdi's "La Traviata" for clarinet & piano, Op. 45
>Benjamin, Arthur : Le Tombeau de Ravel for clarinet & piano, "Valse-Caprices"
>Debussy, Claude : Premiere Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Orchestra
>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major, Op. 167
>Debussy, Claude : Petite pièce, for clarinet & piano (or orchestra), L. 120
>Cavallini, Ernesto : Carnevale di Venezia, for clarinet & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

Meridian Records is delighted to announce the release of 'A Touch of France' by the young and extremely talented clarinetist Anna Hashimoto, with pianist Daniel Smith. The album opens with Lovreglio's virtuosic paraphrase on Verdi's 'La Traviata', an exquisite Italian opera based on a French story, followed by Le Tombeau de Ravel, which Australian composer Arthur Benjamin wrote using the style of the French composer Maurice Ravel. The next three works by Debussy, Poulenc, and Saint-Saens are very important French repertoire for clarinetists and classical music lovers alike. Debussy's Petite Piece is a lovely miniature encore piece, and the sparkling variations on Cavallini's Carnival of Venice close this album with a real sense of joy and excitement.



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Works Details

>Lovreglio, Donato : Fantasy on Themes from Verdi's "La Traviata" for clarinet & piano, Op. 45
  • Performers: Anna Hashimoto (Clarinet); Daniel Smith (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Benjamin, Arthur : Le Tombeau de Ravel for clarinet & piano, "Valse-Caprices"
  • Performers: Anna Hashimoto (Clarinet); Daniel Smith (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Debussy, Claude : Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Performers: Daniel Smith (Piano); Anna Hashimoto (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909-1910

>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
  • Performers: Anna Hashimoto (Clarinet); Daniel Smith (Piano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1962

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major, Op. 167
  • Performers: Daniel Smith (Piano); Anna Hashimoto (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1921

>Debussy, Claude : Petite pièce, for clarinet & piano (or orchestra), L. 120
  • Performers: Anna Hashimoto (Clarinet); Daniel Smith (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Cavallini, Ernesto : Carnevale di Venezia, for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Anna Hashimoto (Clarinet); Daniel Smith (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic