W. A. MOZART
Clarinet Concerto in A KV622 / Clarinet Quintet in A KV581
Sharon Kam (clarinet) / Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonia
[ Berlin Classics / CD - released 20/Nov/2011 ]
Winner of the prestigious ARD Competition in 1992, Sharon Kam was discovered and invited to Leipzig by Kurt Masur. Described by Time Out New York as having "generous lines" and creating "gracious phrasing and purity of timbre", she is joined on this...
Weber: Clarinet Concertos 1/2
[ Warner Apex / CD - released 25/Oct/2010 ]
"Sharon Kam is a fine player with a deliciously dark tone, and partnered by Kurt Masur she finds greater depths in these works than many players." (BBC Music Magazine)
MOZART / BRAHMS / SPOHR / WEBER / ROSSINI / etc
Clarinet: Greatest works
Sharon Kam, Michael Simm, Oskar Michallik (clarinets) with various accompaniments
[ Berlin Classics / 2 CD - released 31/Jan/2008 ]
A new series from Berlin Classics which provides an overview of the character of each classical instrument, featuring a cross-section of both well-known and more unusual pieces from solo works to chamber and orchestral music. Wonderfully presented in...
Clarinet Quintet / String Quartet No 2
Jerusalem String Quartet, with Sharon Kam (clarinet)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - released 20/Mar/2013 ]
Brahms's implacable self-criticism was at its height in the domain of chamber music; he was already forty when he produced his second String Quartet (of three) after two decades of rejected attempts, which only makes the work's formal perfection and...
BRAHMS / REGER
Sharon Kam (clarinet), Isabelle van Keulen, Ulrike-Anima Mathé, Volker Jacobsen & Gustav Rivinius
[ Berlin Classics / CD - released 10/Dec/2015 ]
Sharon Kam recorded Mozart's Quintet in 2011 as a pendant to his Concerto with her colleagues Isabelle van Keulen, Ulrike]Anima Mathe, Volker Jacobsen and Gustav Rivinius ("a brilliantly successful disc of this very desirable coupling, very well...
Daniel Barenboim / Gianluigi Gelmetti / Hartmut Haenchen / Sharon Kam / Angelika Kirchschlager / Sir Neville Marriner / RenAC Pape / Gil Shaham / etc.
[ EuroArts / DVD - released 12/Mar/2007 ]
G :- All the very best of Mozart on one DVD.
BEETHOVEN / SAINT-SAENS / WEBER / BEN-HAIM / RAVEL
Joint Concert Tel Aviv (From the Fredric R. Mann Auditorium Tel Aviv 1990)
Viviane Hagner (violin), Sharon Kam (clarinet) Berliner Philharmoniker, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta
[ Arthaus DVD / DVD - released 10/Nov/2012 ]
Includes 11 minutes of documentary footage
Oboe Quartet No. 3 / Oboe Quintets Nos. 1-2
Nancy Ambrose King (Oboe) / Joseph Ho-Pang Kam (Viola) / Natalia Khoma (Cello) / Solomia Soroka, violin / Eva Stern (Viola)
[ Naxos / CD - released 11/Jul/2006 ]
Writing mainly in the style of Haydn and Mozart, he served as Kapellmeister in three major European courts, including that of the Emperor Franz I of Austria, to whom he was appointed court composer in 1818.
WEBER / BRUCH / RIETZ
The Romantic Clarinet
Sharon Kam (clarinet) / Sinfonia Varsovia / Gregor Buhl (with Ori Kam, viola)
[ Berlin Classics / CD - released 29/Nov/2007 ]
Sharon Kam is judged by the specialist press to be an artist who "does not only play with virtuoso perfection but sounds fresher and also much cheekier in the process than any other clarinettist" (Fono Forum). Her new programme features an orchestral...
Sharon Kam: Artist Portrait
Sharon Kam (clarinet) with various accompaniments
[ Teldec Artist Portrait / CD - released 10/Oct/2005 ]
Sharon Kam was titled "a most imaginative and individual artist" by the "Gramophone" magazine. Her Teldec Classics recordings prove her being equally at home with the classical repertoire as with contemporary music and Jazz.
Sonatas & Trio
Sharon Kam (clarinet) Gustav Rivinius (piano)
[ Berlin Classics / CD - released 1/Sep/2009 ]
"Sharon Kam… hardly uses any vibrato, though her phrasing is expressive particularly in the slow movements. The Allegretto grazioso of the F minor Sonata is indeed graceful and the Andante con moto of the E flat Sonata is very gently handled, as are...
MASSENET / DEBUSSY / KREISLER / GRANADOS / TCHAIKOVSKY / etc
Sharon Kam (clarinet) Itamar Golan (piano)
[ Berlin Classics / CD - released 10/Mar/2009 ]
Sharon Kam now presents a recital entitled Souvenirs, in which she displays all the possible tonal facets of her clarinet in a range of diverse miniatures.
Telemann: 12 Fantasies For Sol
[ Berlin Classics / CD - released 14/May/2012 ]
BRAHMS / MASSENET / MENDELSSOHN / ROSSINI / WEBER / etc
The Voice of the Clarinet
Sharon Kam (clarinet) / MDR Sinfonieorchester, Bühl, with Martin Helmchen & Itamar Golan (pianos)
[ Berlin Classics / CD - released 1/Jun/2010 ]
CARL MARIA von WEBER
Zauber der Klarinette (Magic of the Clarinet)
Sharon Kam / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur
[ Warner Classics Inspiration / CD - released 10/Feb/2015 ]
"She has the gift of making a phrase, and one mark of her magnetism and flair is the way she can hold tension over an exaggerated pause or tenuto." Gramophone