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GEN 88128
EAN: 426003625

Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)  
Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra
Introduction - Andante
Theme - Allegretto
Variation 1 - Più mosso
Variation 2
Variation 3
Variation 4 - Largo minore
Variation 5 - Maggiore
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)  
Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Orchestra (1910)
Feruccio Busoni (1866-1924)  
Concertino for Clarinet and Orchstra op. 48 (1919)
Allegretto sostenuto
Adagio quasi Recitativo
Allegro sustenuto
Tempo de Minuetto sostenuto e pomposo
Carl August Nielsen (1865-1931)  
Concerto for Clarinet op. 57 (1927)
Allegretto un poco
Poco Adagio
Allegro non troppo
Allegro vivace

Clarinet and Orchestra

works by Rossini, Debussy, Busoni and Nielsen

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Caressing, flattering, abrasive, glowing with brilliance: masterful Swiss clarinetist François Benda’s playing brings all of these attributes to mind, and more, on his second CD release with Genuin. After the intimate paintings rendered using a muted tonal palette on his disc of Brahms chamber music, in his second release Benda unveils a sweeping tapestry of brilliant color. Concertos chock full of bravura await listeners in performances of works by Rossini, Busoni, Debussy and Nielsen for clarinet and orchestra. Any clarinet aficionado and classical music fan will find something to exult in—an oil painting by Rossini, a watercolor rainbow by Debussy, the classic dimensions of a Busoni drawing or the pale yet extravagant pastel crayon tone-painting of Nielsen. Benda’s performances are veritable musical fireworks!
Are the loudspeakers glowing in the dark? Find out for yourself!

"Virtuosity in Rossini, an opulent pouring-out of feeling in Debussy, revelling in colourfully drawn melodies in Busoni ..." (Ensemble 1/2009)