Benny Goodman: Clarinet Classics | Heritage HTGCD268

Benny Goodman: Clarinet Classics


Label: Heritage

Cat No: HTGCD268

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 7th April 2014



As a jazz clarinettist, Benny Goodman had no peer. But his enthusiasm and virtuosity led him to interpret the most important works of the classical clarinet canon and to commission new works.

This CD release gathers together some of his most notable achievements in the genre of classical music.

- Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings K.581
Budapest String Quartet - Joseph Roisman and Alexander Schneider (violins), Boris Kroyt (viola), Mischa Schneider (cello)
Recorded 25/4/38

- Bartok: Contrasts for violin, clarinet and piano
Bela Bartok (piano), Joseph Szigeti (violin)
Recorded 13/5/40, Los Angeles

- Debussy: First Rhapsody
Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York / Sir John Barbirolli
Recorded 16/12/40, New York

- Brahms: Sonata No.2 in E Flat for Clarinet and Piano, Op.120 No.2
Nadia Reisenberg (piano)
Recorded 26/12/45, New York

- Beethoven (arr. Bellison): Variations on a theme from Mozartís Don Giovanni
Nadia Reisenberg (piano)
NBC Radio Broadcast, 2/9/46, New York

- Weber: Rondo from Grand Duo Concertante in E Flat, Op.48 (3rd Movt.)
Nadia Reisenberg (piano)
NBC Radio Broadcast, 15/7/46, New York

Total playing time: 77.15

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