Classic Clarinet: Best Loved Classical Clarinet Music | Naxos 8578174

Classic Clarinet: Best Loved Classical Clarinet Music

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8578174

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 8th March 2019



Though it has a relatively short history, the clarinet is one of the most glamorous and tonally alluring of all instruments. Its origins lie in the effective but primitive chalumeau, which slowly developed through technical advances into the instrument of range, purity and flexibility that we know today. Leading performers inspired the greatest composers of their times to write imperishable masterpeices for the new instrument, exploiting its fullest range, whether incarnating the swagger and opulence of an operatic diva, the autumnal lyricism of a poet, or the utmost in virtuoso bravura.

The ‘Best Loved’ series of albums covers a wide range of popular instruments, each bringing together a substantial selection of iconic and entertaining works from the vast Naxos catalogue.

Each compilation includes an extensive 16-20 page booklet which provides a full introduction to the instrument, an explanation of how its sound is produced, and descriptions of the pieces.

Each album will serve as an introduction to a specific instrument, with musical examples from the Baroque to the present, and with a mixture of solo, chamber and orchestral works. The series is aimed at listeners who do not have extensive knowledge of classical music, but who are interested to find out more about the instrument featured and about popular repertoire written for it.

The focus in these releases is a light and relaxed approach, rather than academic and theoretical: a joyful exploration and celebration of individual instrumental sounds.

This series will be accompanied by supplementary online playlists that will have additional best loved tracks for each instrument beyond what can be included on a CD.

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