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MIHALOVICI, M. / SMITH, W.O. / HAMILTON, I. / MCKAY, G.F.: Clarinet Sonatas (Spece, Gainsford)

    
      

 

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MIHALOVICI, M. / SMITH, W.O. / HAMILTON, I. / MCKAY, G.F.: Clarinet Sonatas (Spece, Gainsford)

Forgotten Gems is an assemblage of four previously unrecorded works whose stimulating and demanding character are uniquely suited to the dynamic energy of the Richard Spece/Read Gainsford duo. Marcel Mihalovici’s Sonata inhabits an exceptionally powerful and sometimes raucous world of rhythmically innovative neoclassicism, while cutting-edge composer William O. Smith, also known as Dave Brubeck’s colleague Bill Smith, is noted for his ground-breaking use of clarinet multiphonics. Truth in expression and honesty characterise Iain Ellis Hamilton’s work, and George Frederick McKay’s Sonata is one of his final predominantly tonal pieces before he embarked on a more atonal style and became mentor to the likes of John Cage and William Bolcom.


Mihalovici, Marcel

  Clarinet Sonata, Op. 78
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro serioso 00:05:49
2.   Play with flash player II. Lento 00:07:24
3.   Play with flash player III. Allegro giocoso 00:06:33

Smith, William O.

  Clarinet Sonata
4.   Play with flash player I. Allegro con moto 00:03:23
5.   Play with flash player II. Adagio ma non troppo 00:04:23
6.   Play with flash player III. Allegro giocoso 00:02:54

Hamilton, Iain

  Clarinet Sonata, Op. 22
7.   Play with flash player I. Andante flessibile 00:06:50
8.   Play with flash player II. Presto 00:04:13
9.   Play with flash player III. Poco allegretto 00:09:55
10.   Play with flash player IV. Vivace 00:03:20

McKay, George Frederick

  Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in 2 Movements, Op. 15
11.   Play with flash player I. Moderato 00:05:17
12.   Play with flash player II. Allegretto 00:03:14

Total Playing Time: 01:03:15






Composer(s):
Hamilton, Iain; McKay, George Frederick; Mihalovici, Marcel; Smith, William O.

Artist(s):
Gainsford, Read; Spece, Richard

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 9.70211

Barcode: 730099721110

Release Date: 07/2014

 

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