Hindemith: Complete Chamber Music for Clarinet

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Hindemith: Complete Chamber Music for Clarinet

Catalogue No:

95295BR

Discs:

2

Release date:

23rd June 2017

Barcode:

5028421952956

Length:

92 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Hindemith: Complete Chamber Music for Clarinet


includes

Hindemith:

Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello and Piano

Matteo Fossi (piano), Duccio Ceccanti (violin), Vittorio Ceccanti (cello)

Sonata for Clarinet & Piano in B flat major

Matteo Fossi (piano)

Clarinet Quintet, Op. 30

1955 version

Quartetto Savinio

Musikalisches Blumengärtlein und Leÿptziger Allerleÿ

Marc-Antoine Bonanomi (double bass)

Abendkonzert from 'Plöner Musiktag D Nr.2'

Alexander Grytsayenko (violin)

Quartetto Savinio

Ludus minor, 5 pieces for clarinet & cello

Joel Marosi (cello)


Davide Bandieri (clarinet)

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For this release, clarinettist Davide Bandieri is joined by a superlative group of musicians, all determined to shine a light on some of Hindemith’s most sensitively scored chamber music. As a keen amateur clarinettist himself, Hindemith composed for the instrument throughout his life. This repertoire therefore takes us on a journey right from his early works in the 1920s – when the composer was influenced by the ailing conservative composer Arnold Mendelssohn – to the mid 1950s, when his music had been strongly shaped by Schoenberg’s ideas about tonality. Characteristically for Hindemith, much of his clarinet repertoire is Hausmusik – written for a domestic setting rather than public performance. A sense of intimacy can therefore be heard alongside the composer’s typical wit. The Musikalisches Blumengärtlein is one of Hindemith’s many parody pieces, with tongue-in-cheek comic effects in its unusual instrumentation and original movement names like the punning ‘Canon (for shooting)’.

Throughout his life, Hindemith was determined not to let his music become part of the ‘routine’ of professional musicians. He was careful to keep his compositions light, and to compose for all sorts of instruments and genres, leaving us with a fascinating legacy. The musicians on this album are all experienced interpreters of chamber music; several, including Davide Bandieri, have long played with the prestigious Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. The Quartetto Savinio, who join Bandieri for the Quintet Op.30, have been described as the ‘one worthy heir to the Quartetto Italiano’ (L’Unità).

The pieces on this double-CD are evidence of Paul Hindemith’s love for the clarinet, an instrument of which he was a keen amateur player and for which he wrote a considerable amount of music.

The Clarinet Sonata, Quartet and Quintet were intended for the concert hall, while the other pieces were written for amateurs to be played in more private settings, Hindemith’s mission being to create approachable music for as many people as possible.

In all these works Hindemith’s particular style shines through: from the strict neo-classicism, the “Neue Sachlichkeit” to vigorous expressionism, all sharing his joy of invention and creation.

Played by Italian master clarinettist Davide Bandieri, who played solo clarinet in the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Mahler Chamber Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado. For this recording he secured the collaboration of such eminent instrumentalists as pianist Matteo Fossi, violinist Duccio Ceccanti and cellist Vittorio Ceccanti.

Paul Hindemith: Clarinet Quartet

Clarinet Quartet: I. Massig bewegt

Clarinet Quartet: II. Sehr langsam

Clarinet Quartet: III. Massig bewegt

Paul Hindemith: Clarinet Sonata

Clarinet Sonata: I. Massig bewegt

Clarinet Sonata: II. Lebhaft

Clarinet Sonata: III. Sehr langsam

Clarinet Sonata: IV. Kleines rondo, gemachlich

Paul Hindemith: Musikalisches Blumengärtlein und Leyptziger Allerley

Musikalisches Blumengärtlein und Leyptziger Allerley: I.

Musikalisches Blumengärtlein und Leyptziger Allerley: II. Prière d'une vierge dans la Tonart mixolydique

Musikalisches Blumengärtlein und Leyptziger Allerley: III.

Musikalisches Blumengärtlein und Leyptziger Allerley: IV. Kanon (zum Schiessen)

Musikalisches Blumengärtlein und Leyptziger Allerley: V. Broken Melody

Musikalisches Blumengärtlein und Leyptziger Allerley: VI. Marsch der Löwenreichswehr

Musikalisches Blumengärtlein und Leyptziger Allerley: VII. Lied

Musikalisches Blumengärtlein und Leyptziger Allerley: VIII. Die Gebetsmühle im Schwarzwald, Charakterstück

Musikalisches Blumengärtlein und Leyptziger Allerley: IX. Ein Tänzlein

Paul Hindemith: Ploner Musiktag: 2 Duets for Violin and Clarinet

Ploner Musiktag: 2 Duets for Violin and Clarinet: I. Lebhaft

Paul Hindemith: Ploner Musiktag: Variations for Clarinet and Strings

Ploner Musiktag: Variations for Clarinet and Strings

Paul Hindemith: Ludus minor

Ludus minor: I. Fuga Prima ex C

Ludus minor: II. Interludium: Leicht bewegt

Ludus minor: III. Fuga Secunda ex G

Ludus minor: IV. Interluduim

Ludus minor: V. Fuga Tertia ex F

Paul Hindemith: Clarinet Quintet, Op. 30

Clarinet Quintet, Op. 30: I. Sehr lebhaft - II. Ruhig

Clarinet Quintet, Op. 30: III. Schneller Landler

Clarinet Quintet, Op. 30: IV. Arioso

Clarinet Quintet, Op. 30: V. Sehr lebhaft

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