Clarinet Quintets

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Clarinet Quintets
Fine Arts Quartet / Michel Lethiec (Clarinet)

[ Naxos / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 11 November 2016

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The iciness and drama of his great film scores contrasts powerfully with the reserved and lyrical beauty of Bernard Herrmann's chamber music. Souvenir de Voyage was his final concert work, each of the three movements having roots in a different work of art - A.E. Houseman's On Wenlock Edge, Synge's novel Riders to the Sea and the Venetian watercolours of J.M.W. Turner. This rhythmically sinuous clarinet quintet is both vivid and graceful. David Del Tredici's Magyar Madness fuses ardency with playful wit, its long finale a vast and wild 'Hungarian frenzy'.

Fine Arts Quartet
Ralph Evans, Violin I
Efim Boico, Violin II
Juan-Miguel Hernandez, Viola
Robert Cohen, Cello


HERMANN - Souvenirs de Voyage
I Lento Molto Tranquillo
II Berceuse Andante
III Andantino Canto Amoroso

DEL TREDICI - Magyar Madness
I Passionate Knights
II Interlude Contentment
III Magyar Madness (Grand Rondo a la Hongrois)