Tag: Clarinet Music

Clarinet Tone Talk: Mozart Concerto on Period Instrument, admirable, but not necessarily desireable

Clarinet tone has not changed so much in 200+ years, but the equipment surely has improved. The following single example defines the best of the period instrument recordings of the Mozart Concerto. Played on a faithful reproduction of a period…

“Oncoming Traffic” = New works for clarinet

“Oncoming Traffic” = New works for clarinet with ensemble featuring Robert Spring, clarinet – Summit – Audiophile Audition. It’s refreshing to see a collection of truly new works for clarinet. Robert Spring has the clarinet pulse of new music. The…

Igor Stravinsky L’Histoire du Soldat (trio version); Preconcert Lecture Demonstration and Full Performance.

4 Videos- Stravinsky L’Histoire du Soldat, the Soldier’s Tale, a Faustian fable from Russian lore, translated into vivid music oozing with character by the great 20th century master. Humor, passion, dance, sexy tangos, doubt, trickery and penance come through the…

YouTube Pre-concert Talk on Debussy Rhapsodie

Here is my live pre-concert analysis of the Debussy Rhapsodie on YouTube. I got lots of positive feedback from the audience after the concert. I kept the program short, to allow time to speak. I spoke about 10 minutes before…

Clarinetist Evan Christopher makes the old sound new

The Minnesota Orchestra, a classical orchestra, commissions not one, but two “jazz” concertos in as many years. I like that. Composer and performer Evan Christopher’s music is steeped in the history and vocabulary of Bechet, Barney Bigard and other early…

The Incessant Noise: Daniel Goode – Circular Thoughts

The Incessant Noise: Daniel Goode – Circular Thoughts. From the blog “The Incessant Noise, rare and forgotten experimental music.” I enjoyed the vivid description of the music in the second paragraph: “Circular Thoughts” was composed in 1974, and was first…