Bass Clarinet and Friends: A Miscellany | Metier MSV28579

Bass Clarinet and Friends: A Miscellany


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Label: Metier

Cat No: MSV28579

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 14th September 2018



Ian Mitchell is a leading performer on all members of the clarinet family and has made recordings with most of them. Here, a range of contemporary pieces (and one Romantic) demonstrate the range and mellifluousness of the bass clarinet, in music of several styles from the jazz-influenced to the vocal and ensemble pieces. Works by leading American and British composers are presented here. Included is a suite by William O. Smith, better known as jazz legend Bill Smith, for two bass clarinets. Ian Mitchell has for many years also led the Gemini ensemble which is very highly regarded in the UK for its work in modern music. Guest appearances from friends complete a fine line-up of expert musicians. Due to the programme length this is a 2-CD set but is sold at the price of one.

Gemini and friends:
- Mick Foster (bass clarinet)
- Alison Wells (mezzo-soprano)
- Caroline Balding (violin)
- Ruth Ehrlich (violin)
- Yuko Inoue (viola)
- Sophie Harris (cello)
- Ileana Ruhemann (flute)
- Naomi Sullivan (saxophones)
- Aleksander Szram (piano)

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