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Chamber Music with Clarinet - POULENC, F. / BERNSTEIN, L. / STRAVINSKY, I. / GOULD, M. / BARTOK, B. (Waiting for Benny) (J. Herve)


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Chamber Music with Clarinet - POULENC, F. / BERNSTEIN, L. / STRAVINSKY, I. / GOULD, M. / BARTOK, B. (Waiting for Benny) (J. Herve)

Renowned as a virtuoso jazz clarinetist and legendary bandleader, Benny Goodman is also remembered for the works he commissioned from leading composers of his day. Poulenc’s strikingly beautiful Clarinet Sonata was his last composition, while Bernstein’s was his first published piece. Both Gershwin and Stravinsky added their distinctive stamp to the swing vibe which was all the rage in the early 20th century. The jazz flavour of Morton Gould’s Benny’s Gig is heightened by the unusual coupling of clarinet and double bass, while pungent folk rhythms define Bartók’s virtuoso Contrasts.

Poulenc, Francis

  Clarinet Sonata, FP 184
1.   I. Allegro tristamente: Allegretto - Tres calme - Tempo allegretto 00:05:05
2.   II. Romanza: Tres calme 00:05:16
3.   III. Allegro con fuoco: Tres anime 00:03:01

Bernstein, Leonard

  Clarinet Sonata
4.   I. Grazioso 00:03:53
5.   II. Andantino - Vivace e leggiero 00:07:12

Gershwin, George
Cohn, James, arranger(s)

  3 Preludes (arr. J. Cohn for clarinet and piano)
6.   No. 1 in B - Flat Major: Allegro ben ritmato e deciso 00:01:37
7.   No. 2 in C - Sharp Minor: Andante con moto e poco rubato 00:04:47
8.   No. 3 in E - Flat Minor: Allegro ben ritmato e deciso 00:01:15

Stravinsky, Igor

  3 Pieces for Solo Clarinet
9.   No. 1. Sempre piano e molto tranquillo: quarter note = 52 00:01:40
10.   No. 2. quarter note = 168 00:00:58
11.   No. 3. quarter note = 160 00:01:10

Gould, Morton

  Benny's Gig
12.   I. Slow and nostalgic 00:02:22
13.   II. Brisk, with drive 00:00:29
14.   III. Very slow and hesitant 00:02:33
15.   IV. Brisk 00:00:53
16.   V. Slowly 00:02:11
17.   VI. Calypso Serenade: Moderately moving 00:01:45
18.   VII. Lazily moving 00:01:51
19.   VIII. Jaunty 00:01:53

Bartók, Béla

  Contrasts, BB 116
20.   I. Verbunkos (Recruiting Dance): Moderato, ben ritmato 00:05:27
21.   II. Piheno (Relaxation): Lento 00:05:06
22.   III. Sebes (Fast Dance): Allegro vivace 00:06:55

Total Playing Time: 01:07:19

Bartók, Béla; Bernstein, Leonard; Gershwin, George; Gould, Morton; Poulenc, Francis; Stravinsky, Igor

Cohn, James

Green, Ying Lai; Herve, Julien; Lovett, Maud; Sugitani, Jean-Hisanori

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573032

Barcode: 747313303274

Physical Release: 04/2013

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