for Bass Clarinet and Piano
Henri Bok, Bass Clarinet Rob Broek, Piano
Following on from the ground-breaking Music for Bass Clarinet, Henri Bok features in his latest disc for Clarinet Classics.
BASSics is a compilation of the (shorter) standard works for bass clarinet and piano – like E. Bozza’s “Ballade” and B. Krol’s “Fantasiestücke” – which are interesting for professionals and experienced amateurs alike.
For many of the recorded works it is their first time appearance on CD. American composer David Loeb and Dutch composer Burkhardt Söll composed new works especially for this CD. As a special feature the sheet music of these two pieces will be included (as a CD-ROM file).
The repertoire on this disc covers more than 80 years: from François Rasse’s “Lied” (1921) – one of the first works written for bass clarinet and piano to Loeb’s “Sonata Lirica” and Söll’s “Mirabelles” – both composed end 2002.
François Rasse Lied; Eugène Bozza Ballade; Jules Semler-Collery Légende et Divertissement; Michael Kibbe Sonata; David Loeb Sonata Lirica; Slava Vorlová Miniatures; Lubos Sluka D – S – C – H; Bernhard Krol Fantasiestücke and works by David Baker and Burkhardt Söll
Henri Bok bass clarinet, Rob Broek piano
‘Bok’s playing is consistent and very expressive….He has a wonderful soft quality to his sound. The CD-ROM is an excellent idea.’
AUSTRALIAN CLARINET AND SAXOPHONE MAGAZINE