English Fantasy: Music for Clarinet & Orchestra
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Label: Nimbus - Alliance
Cat No: NI6328
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 12th August 2016
WorksClarinet Concerto: The Woolwich
Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite
Concerto for Emma
ArtistsEmma Johnson (clarinet)
BBC Concert Orchestra
These four composers have all also dared to write melodically whilst still managing to find new things to say. Does it take courage to write melodically? Well, yes, when you live in an age where art has to be forever stretching boundaries to be taken seriously. However English Fantasy contains music which I hope will entertain and move a contemporary audience whilst unapologetically rooting itself in the traditions of the past. - Emma Johnson
Emma Johnson is one of the few clarinettists to have established a busy career as a solo performer which has taken her to major European, American and Asian venues as well as to Africa and Australasia. She is one of the UK's biggest selling classical artists, having sold over half a million albums worldwide. Her recent recording of sonatas by Brahms and Mendelssohn with John Lenehan was described as ‘definitive . . . triumphant . . .a landmark disc’ in The Observer and follows on from her Classical chart-topping successes: Voyage and The Mozart Album on the Universal label.
‘Britain’s favourite clarinettist’ - The Times
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