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Joseph Horovitz: The Essential Collection CC0060

Joseph Horovitz: The Essential Collection CC0060

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VICTORIA SOAMES SAMEK: clarinet

Michael Bell: Piano

Bingham String Quartet & ReedPlay

This is the third CD in the prestigious and specialist series devoted to a single composer. Clarinet and Saxophone Classics is proud to present the complete clarinet chamber music by Joseph Horovitz.

A hugely popular composer with clarinet players around the world, this CD will take the listener on a journey filled with lyrical gems, breath taking virtuosity and a touch of jazz.

To add an additional delight and richness to the listening experience, Victoria Soames Samek, founder and artistic director of the label is joined by duo partner Michael bell, piano together with The Bingham String Quartet and ReedPlay, who perform both as a saxophone and clarinet quartet.

Joseph Horovitz who was born in Vienna but made his home in London since the 1930s has a significant following as professor and composer contributing extensively to the clarinet repertoire and indeed for wind. This long awaited CD, recorded in the presence of the composer which includes several world premiere recordings, is a tribute to the longevity of a much loved and respected composer.

‘This impressive partnership….Victoria Soames Samek and Michael Bell are a formidable duo’
INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW

‘Expertly performed and beautifully recorded’
CLASSICAL MUSIC

‘Victoria Soames Samek, admirable curator of the whole Clarinet & Saxophone Classics label offers playing to admire; technically infallible, sober and beautifully controlled. Michael Bell is her most able partner.
INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW

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