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Xavier Lefèvre – “A Revolutionary Tutor”: Clarinet sonatas, vol. 1

Xavier Lefèvre – “A Revolutionary Tutor”: Clarinet sonatas, vol. 1


Sonatas 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11.


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Colin Lawson – C clarinet Claire Thirion – cello

Recorded for the first time on original instruments, this CD is a major addition to the recording catalogue, performed by International period performance specialist, the clarinettist Colin Lawson with cellist Claire Thirion.

Heard in accordance with historical principles, these famous sonatas are illustrative of post-revolutionary clarinet tuition at the Paris Conservatoire.

First performances using original instrumentation (C clarinet and cello)

Core repertoire (included on Associated Board and many other exam syllabi).

Important set of early Clarinet Sonatas from a celebrated pedagogue

Volume I (sonatas 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11) of a two-volume set

Following on from Lawson’s other highly successful CDs for Clarinet Classics, this CD will inspire players and listeners alike and fill vital gap in the recorded catalogue. Includes performance notes by Colin Lawson. Both these notes, and peformance versions of the actual music are available from our ‘How To…’ series page!

Colin Lawson – doyen of period clarinettists’

Running Time approx: 71 mins.

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Weight 0.234 kg


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