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Principal Clarinettist, Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
A Virtuoso Showcase of Melodic, Lyrical and Expressive Works. A delightfully refreshing CD with music often breathtakingly brilliant but also full of wonderful melodies.
Bimbi El Casot; Hexel Sonatina Lyrico; Ball Invocations of Pan; Schocker A Better Day; Ball Music for Youth; Wakefield Hauntings; Ball Folk Song arrangements; Jackson Sonata; Bimbi Lluna arr. Thomas/ Craven Huna Blentyn
Leslie Craven clarinet, Rachel Attwell piano, Katherine Thomas harp, Jonathan Burgess flute, Tom Jackson clarinet
‘Tonally Leslie Craven (currently principal clarinet in the Welsh National Opera) is very much in the Gervase de Peyer – Reginald Kell mould…his legato is excellent and tuning are excellent’
CLARINET & SAXOPHONE SOCIETY
‘This is an eclectic and thoroughly enjoyable collection of short pieces featuring clarinet.’