The Voice of the Clarinet

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Along with the cello, the clarinet is often regarded as the most “voice-like” expressive instrument. In a unique programme, 20 art-songs and lieder (and one swing classic!) have been newly arranged for clarinet and piano. The result is a beautiful, unusual and uplifting recital with music from across the world.

Track Listing

    Edvard Grieg:

  1. Ein Traum, op. 48 no. 6 (2:29)
  2. Ralph Vaughan Williams:

  3. The Roadside Fire (2:18)
  4. Giulio Caccini:

  5. Amarilli, mea bella (3:05)
  6. Jean Sibelius:

  7. Var et en drom?, op. 37 no 4 (2:02)
  8. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov:

  9. The Nightingale sings to the Rose, op. 2 no. 2 (3:10)
  10. Henri Duparc:

  11. L’invitation du voyage (3:59)
  12. Josef Haydn:

  13. Piercing Eyes (1:43)
  14. Johannes Brahms:

  15. Kommt dir manchmal in den Sinn, op. 103 no. 7 (2:08)
  16. Manuel de Falla:

  17. Asturiana (2:16)
  18. Gioacchino Rossini:

  19. La fioria fiorentina (3:47)
  20. Robert Schumann:

  21. Requiem,op. 90 no. 7 (3:56)
  22. Maurice Ravel:

  23. Piece en forme d’habanera (3:05)
  24. Franz Schubert:

  25. Gretchen am Spinnrade, D.118 no. 2 (3:40)
  26. Claude Debussy:

  27. Beau Soir (2:36)
  28. Cole Porter:

  29. Just one of those Things (3:29)
  30. Sergei Rachmaninoff:

  31. Daisies, op. 38 no. 3 (2:41)
  32. Francis Poulenc:

  33. Les chemins de l’amour (3:22)
  34. Hugo Wolf:

  35. Auch kleine Dinge (2:29)
  36. Richard Strauss:

  37. Caecile, op. 27 no. 1 (2:25)
  38. Gabriel Fauré:

  39. Les berceaux, op. 23 no. 1 (2:49)
  40. Fernando Obradors:

  41. Coplas de Curro Dulce (3:10)

Reviews

MusicWeb

This is a feast for those addicted to the liquid legato of the clarinet. The hero here is Cristo Barrios and his accomplished partner is Clinton Cormany. Together they put forward a largely delightful collection.

” —Jonathan Woolf
International Record Review

There is of course lots of lovely, even cosy, deliquescent melody around. Cristo Barrios makes a nice individual sound, reedier than some, and has great breath-control; and I am sure he has absorbed all the texts, which are generously printed in full in the booklet. There is no shortage of beautiful moments, and even surprises.

” —Piers Burton-Page
American Record Guide

The transcriptions are well done, and Cormany’s playing mirrors his vast experience as a vocal accompanist. Barrios, a former student of Richard Stolzman, bears much of his teacher’s passionate musicianship.

” —Hanudel