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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Clarinet & Piano Works by Poulenc, Vaughan Williams, Berg & Schumann (1975)

Liner Notes:

Canadian Clarinetist James Campbell has performed successful recital tours of France, Germany, Yugoslavia, and Canada, and has appeared numerous times on C.B.C. Radio and Television, including twice with famed pianist Glenn Gould. Born in 1949, Campbell graduated with first class honors from the University of Toronto in 1971, having studied clarinet there with Abraham Galper. From 1971 through 1973, he studied in Paris with Yona Ettlinger, and in the summers of 1970 and 1971 he studied clarinet with Mitchell Lurie at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California. He won first prize in the 1971 Canadian Broadcasting Co. Talent Festival and the 1971 Jeunesses Musicale International Clarinet Competition in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

John York was born in 1949 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England. In 1956 he gained two scholarships to Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. While there, he won the Silver Medal and Beethoven prize, and graduated in 1971 with three performance diplomas and Bachelor of Music degree. He then won the French Government Scholarship to study with Jacques Fevrier in Paris, and in 1972 won a scholarship to study in Vienna with Dieter Weber. He has given concerts throughout France and in 1973 won the first prize in the prestigious Debussy International Competition in Paris. About his professional London debut in 1974, the Daily Telegraph said "here total quality, phrasing, and significance were happily united into something that could only be described as exactly right".

Track List:

Francis Poulenc, Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1962): 13:03
  1. Allegro tristamente: 5:03
  2. Romanza: 4:50
  3. Allegro con fuoco: 3:02 
  1. Paul Jeanjean, Carnival of Venice (Theme and Variations): 4:50
Ralph Vaughan Williams, Studies in English Folk-Song: 3:48
  1. Lento: 1:27
  2. Adagio: 1:26
  3. Allegro vivace: :44
  1. Alban Berg, Four Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 5: 7:40
Robert Schumann, Fantasy Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73: 9:40
  1. Zart und mit Ausdruck: 2:59
  2. Lebhaft, leicht: 2:47
  3. Rasch und mit fever: 3:48

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