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Clarinet Quintets / Thea King, Britten Quartet

Album Summary

>Howells, Herbert : Rhapsodic Quintet, for clarinet quintet, Op. 31
>Cooke, Arnold : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings
>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings
>Frankel, Benjamin : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings Op. 28
>Joseph Holbrooke : Eileen Shona, for clarinet & strings (Andante sostenuto)
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Notes & Reviews:

'Yet another super disc from this company. Thea King is no stranger to Hyperion but I think this may be her best disc to date for them. [The Frankel] is a masterpiece pure and simple and anyone who tells you different must be deaf' (Tempo)

'Thea King is a peerless advocate in just such a voyage of discovery' (Hi-Fi News)

'Easily the most important clarinet disc of the year' (Clarinet & Saxophone Journal)

'A CD to treasure and savour in the years to come' (Fanfare, USA)

'A most attractive disc, beautifully played' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)



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>Howells, Herbert : Rhapsodic Quintet, for clarinet quintet, Op. 31
  • Performers: Peter Lale (Viola); Andrew Shulman (Cello); Thea King (Clarinet); Peter Manning (Violin); Keith Pascoe (Violin)
  • Notes: 04/22/1990-04/25/1990
  • Running Time: 11 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1917

>Cooke, Arnold : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings
  • Performers: Andrew Shulman (Cello); Keith Pascoe (Violin); Peter Manning (Violin); Thea King (Clarinet); Peter Lale (Viola)
  • Notes: 04/22/1990-04/25/1990
  • Running Time: 17 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1962

>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings
  • Performers: Andrew Shulman (Cello); Peter Lale (Viola); Keith Pascoe (Violin); Peter Manning (Violin); Thea King (Clarinet)
  • Notes: 04/22/1990-04/25/1990
  • Running Time: 13 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1963

>Frankel, Benjamin : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings Op. 28
  • Performers: Andrew Shulman (Cello); Peter Lale (Viola); Keith Pascoe (Violin); Peter Manning (Violin); Thea King (Clarinet)
  • Notes: 04/22/1990-04/25/1990
  • Running Time: 19 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1956

>Joseph Holbrooke : Eileen Shona, for clarinet & strings (Andante sostenuto)
  • Performers: Andrew Shulman (Cello); Peter Lale (Viola); Keith Pascoe (Violin); Thea King (Clarinet); Peter Manning (Violin)
  • Notes: 04/22/1990-04/25/1990
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: circa 1920