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Sonatas for Bass Clarinet and Piano

Sonatas for Bass Clarinet and Piano

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This premiere recording by the world’s leading bass clarinet exponent Henri Bok brings together the central repertoire of master-works of the 20th century. These include the transcription approved by Hindemith of his bassoon Sonata. Balancing musically sensitive with to the immense merits of this wonderful, diverse and sometimes considered the maverick member of the clarinet family. 

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Henri Bokbass clarinet Rainer Klaas – piano

Clarinet Classics is proud to announce a recital given by one of the worlds leading exponents of the bass clarinet, the Dutch virtuoso, Henri Bok. Professor of bass clarinet at the Rotterdam Conservatiore and author ‘New Techniques for Bass Clarinet’ his playing attracts a large following and has inspired new listeners proving the bass clarinet to be a solo instrument of exceptional quality.

A fascinating programme of 20th century sonatas which fully explores the rich timbre and virtuosic possibilities of the bass clarinet.

All these Sonatas appear for the first time on one CD.

  • The Sonata Op. 41 by Othmar Schoeck – the major work in the repertoire
  • Hindemith – Sonata; the Authorized version of the bassoon sonata, which Hindemith preferred to the original!
  • Stefan Heucke – Sonata; a work of ever increasing beauty and endless energy
  • Vaclav Rehák (b.1933) – Sonnet (1964)
  • Lubos Sluka Sonata (1956)
  • Burkhardt Soll (b.1944) – Lumen (1998)

 

“The Sonatas by Hindemith and Sluka, originally written for bassoon and cello respectively, transfer beautifully to bass clarinet…..”
BBC Music Magazine

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CC0026

Additional information

Weight 0.234 kg
CD and Download options

CD + full download (mp3 & flac), Full download (mp3 & flac), Download 1 Paul Hindemith: Sonata for Bass Clarinet and Piano: I. Leicht, Download 2 Paul Hindemith: Sonata for Bass Clarinet and Piano: II. Langsam, marsch, pastorale, Download 3 Othmar Schoeck: Sonata for Bass Clarinet and Piano, Op. 41: I. Gemessen, Download 4 Othmar Schoeck: Sonata for Bass Clarinet and Piano, Op. 41: II. Bewegt, Download 5 Othmar Schoeck: Sonata for Bass Clarinet and Piano, Op. 41: III. Bewegt, Download 6 Lubos Sluka: Sonata: I. Andante sostenuto, Download 7 Lubos Sluka: Sonata: II. Allegro energico, Download 8 Vaclav Rehak: Sonnet III, Download 9 Stefan Heucke: Sonate, Op. 23: I. Ballade, Download 10 Stefan Heucke: Sonate, Op. 23: II. Variationen, Download 11 Stefan Heucke: Sonate, Op. 23: III. Elegie, Download 12 Burkhardt Soll: Lumen

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