Clarinet Concerto, The Seasons, Autumn Sonata
Victoria Soames Samek – clarinet and bass clarinet
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer
Brought together for the first time on one CD, three highly significant works by one of today’s leading composers. Victoria Soames Samek is joined joined by Thea Musgrave who conducts the clarinet concerto and Autumn Sonata, (commissioned by Soames Samek), both receiving their first CD recording. The disc is completed by Musgrave’s The Seasons.
Thea Musgrave Clarinet Concerto, Autumn Sonata – Concerto for bass clarinet and Orchestra, The Seasons
Victoria Soames Samek clarinet and bass clarinet
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thea Musgrave
‘Three important works of the Scottish composer Thea Musgrave are usefully gathered on this disc under the composer’s baton. Victoria Soames Samek is a sympathetic advocate of the concerto, rising impressively to its technical demands.’
‘The musical imagery of all three pieces is of a strength to keep the listener’s imagination consistently alert.’
Playing Time: 73 mins.