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Concertos by Thea Musgrave

Concertos by Thea Musgrave


Clarinet Concerto, The Seasons, Autumn Sonata

Victoria Samekclarinet and bass clarinet

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer

Premiere recording

This programme is devoted to the music of  the eminent and Internationally renowned composer Thea Musgrave.  Victoria Samek commissioned several works and has received several dedications as their lifelong friendship has flourished. ‘Autumn Sonata’ was her first commission and as a concerto, features the bass clarinet rarely seen in such a prominent setting. This haunting work inspired by the poetry of Georg Trakl, uses as an under-current the first movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. The Clarinet Concerto, first championed by Gervase de Peyer in a memorable Proms performance makes the most inspiring partner in a programme which is completed by a performance of Musgrave’s evocative The Seasons. All three works are conducted by the composer.

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.’

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Playing Time: 73 mins.



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Weight 0.234 g
CD and Download options

CD + full download (mp3 & flac), Full download (mp3 & flac), Download 1 Musgrave: Clarinet Concerto: I. Tumultuoso, Download 2 Musgrave: Clarinet Concerto: II. Quasi improvisando, Download 3 Musgrave: Clarinet Concerto: III. Prestissimo, Download 4 Musgrave: Clarinet Concerto: IV. Sensuoso, Download 5 Musgrave: Clarinet Concerto: V. Andante con moto, Download 6 Musgrave: Clarinet Concerto: VI. Tempo I, Download 7 Musgrave: The Seasons: I. Autumn, Download 8 Musgrave: The Seasons: II. Winter, Download 9 Musgrave: The Seasons: III. Spring, Download 10 Musgrave: The Seasons: IV. Summer, Download 11 Musgrave: Autumn Sonata: I. Oscuro e misterioso, Download 12 Musgrave: Autumn Sonata: II. Svegliato, Download 13 Musgrave: Autumn Sonata: III. Alla marcia, con furore, Download 14 Musgrave: Autumn Sonata: IV. Lamentoso, Download 15 Musgrave: Autumn Sonata: V. Oscuro e misterioso, Download 16 Musgrave: Autumn Sonata: VI. Adagio sostenuto


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