The Avant Garde Collection
Repertoire that pushes boundaries and excites, selected by Founder and Executive Director Victoria Soames Samek.
While the clarinet as an instrument continues to develop, so too does the repertoire. Forgive me if I sound a little biased towards my instrument but the diversity of the repertoire and composers writing for us is a testament to the diverse and hugely eclectic nature of the clarinet with its huge range and immense flexibly, agility and colours. In addition, the bass clarinet, once considered only as an orchestral instrument is now very much seen as also a recital instrument due to key exponents of the bass clarinet of which Henri Bok is one of the most famous. The variety of music included in this collection will not fail to excite, amaze, inspire and indeed entertain. From Roger Heaton’s performance of Steve Reich’s New York Counterpoint to his teacher Alan Hacker in a collection of rare LP recordings transferred to CD. From classics bass clarinet repertoire to my performance of Narcissus by Thea Musgrave for clarinet and digital delay. Whether you are excited to explore the 20th century repertoire or are new and a little fearful of this repertoire, I can assure you that you will not be disappointed by this carefully chosen and terrific collection of music and players.
Download Free New Music for Clarinets CD Booklet
Download Free Sonatas for Bass Clarinet and Piano CD Booklet
Download Free Fall of Narcissus CD Booklet
Download Free A Portrait of Alan Hacker CD Booklet