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Great Performances - Richard Stoltzman Performs Copland's Clarinet Concerto

Clarinet is my primary instrument. As a lover of all kinds of music and all kinds of musical instruments, I can honestly say that every mature musical instrument (meaning one that has been mechanically and acoustically improved over time by scientists and craftsmen) has aspects of its sound and the way it is used in music that I find enjoyable.


The clarinet, besides being an instrument capable of great dexterity and virtuosity, has a depth of tone quality and breadth of playing range that few instruments can match. While many instruments require vibrato to "warm" the tone for a more expressive presentation, the clarinet can use simply its round, full tone in the lower register and its clarion upper register to great expressive effect.


The Andante movement of Aaron Copland's clarinet concerto is one of my favorite pieces of music and a great example of the expressive capabilities of the instrument. Richard Stoltzman's performance is flawless and beautiful. This piece, along with the accompanying movements, were originally premiered by jazz legend Benny Goodman, who was equally at home in the classical realm.

Posted by ★ Owner on February 11, 2011 at 7:54 PM 2058 Views

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