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Chamber Music with Clarinet - POULENC, F. / BERNSTEIN, L. / STRAVINSKY, I. / GOULD, M. / BARTOK, B. (Waiting for Benny) (J. Herve)

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Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicInstrumental
Catalogue 8.573032
Label Naxos
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Renowned as a virtuoso jazz clarinetist and legendary bandleader, Benny Goodman is also remembered for the works he commissioned from leading composers of his day. Poulenc’s strikingly beautiful Clarinet Sonata was his last composition, while Bernstein’s was his first published piece. Both Gershwin and Stravinsky added their distinctive stamp to the swing vibe which was all the rage in the early 20th century. The jazz flavour of Morton Gould’s Benny’s Gig is heightened by the unusual coupling of clarinet and double bass, while pungent folk rhythms define Bartók’s virtuoso Contrasts.


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Chamber Music with Clarinet - POULENC, F. / BERNSTEIN, L. / STRAVINSKY, I. / GOULD, M. / BARTOK, B. (Waiting for Benny) (J. Herve) 1:07:19   
  Clarinet Sonata, FP 184          
      I. Allegro tristamente: Allegretto - Tres calme - Tempo allegretto 5:05       
      II. Romanza: Tres calme 5:16       
      III. Allegro con fuoco: Tres anime 3:01       
  Clarinet Sonata          
      I. Grazioso 3:53       
      II. Andantino - Vivace e leggiero 7:12       
  3 Preludes (arr. J. Cohn for clarinet and piano)          
      No. 1 in B-Flat Major: Allegro ben ritmato e deciso 1:37       
      No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor: Andante con moto e poco rubato 4:47       
      No. 3 in E-Flat Minor: Allegro ben ritmato e deciso 1:15       
  3 Pieces for Solo Clarinet          
      No. 1. Sempre piano e molto tranquillo: quarter note = 52 1:40       
      No. 2. quarter note = 168 0:58       
      No. 3. quarter note = 160 1:10       
  Benny's Gig          
      I. Slow and nostalgic 2:22       
      II. Brisk, with drive 0:29       
      III. Very slow and hesitant 2:33       
      IV. Brisk 0:53       
      V. Slowly 2:11       
      VI. Calypso Serenade: Moderately moving 1:45       
      VII. Lazily moving 1:51       
      VIII. Jaunty 1:53       
  Contrasts, BB 116          
      I. Verbunkos (Recruiting Dance): Moderato, ben ritmato 5:27       
      II. Piheno (Relaxation): Lento 5:06       
      III. Sebes (Fast Dance): Allegro vivace 6:55       
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