Philippe Cuper ~ clarinet
Talich Chamber Orchestra (conductor Petr Vronsky); Virtuoses de L’opéra (Paris) Chamber Orchestra
Jean-Jacques Justaffré horn, Thibault Vieux violin, Nöelle Santos viola, Philippe Ferret cello
In an exciting programme, the eminent French clarinettist, Phillipe Cuper, Principal in the Paris Opera and soloist on highly acclaimed concerto discs, joins the growing list of world class musicians recording for Clarinet and Saxophone Classics. As the clarinet was being embraced as a solo instrument, virtuosi clarinet players of the day were expanding the boundaries of the clarinet’s capabilities prompting more composers inspired to write for the instrument.
- Johann Stamitz
- Concerto in B-flat major
- Quartet in E-flat major op. 8 no. 2,
- Quartet in A major op. 14
- Quartet in E-flat major
- Anon. (18th century), Concerto in E-flat major;
- Franz Xaver Pokorny, Concerto in B-flat major
Philippe Cuper clarinet, Jean-Jacques Justaffre horn, Thibaud Vieux violin, Noëlle Santos viola, Philippe Ferret cello, Talich Chamber Orchestra conducted by Petr Vronsky, Les Virtuoses de l’Opéra (Paris)
‘Philippe Cuper is certainly among the best-known French clarinettists performing today…this new recording marks somewhat of a departure from his earlier discs in that his focus is relatively unknown music from 18th-century Bohemian composers.’
World Premiere Recording
Playing Time: 75 mins.