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The Fall of Narcissus: Chamber Music for Clarinet by Thea Musgrave Volume 2

The Fall of Narcissus: Chamber Music for Clarinet by Thea Musgrave Volume 2

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Made available for the first time in physical and digital formats, all the works are receving their premiere recordings. Including a hypnotic performance of Narcissus, a piece transcribed for clarinet and digital delay, performed with technical brilliance by Victoria Soames Samek. Supported by extensive notes written by the composer, all the works were recorded in the presence of the composer and represent some of the finest 20th century repertoire featuring the clarinet.

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A companion disc to CC0038, this recording completes, to date the smaller chamber works written by Thea Musgrave featuring the clarinet. Combining works which primarily feature wind instruments is the chance to hear the impressive Wind Quintet and the rarely heard Four Portraits. All the works receive their premiere recording including Narcissus transcribed by the composer for clarinet and digital delay. With and extensive booklet and liner notes written by the composer, this is a significant recording which enables listeners to enjoy the impressive output of Scotland’s most distinguished and highly regarded present day composers,.

 

  • Narcissus (clarinet & digital delay)
  • Wind Quintet
  • Impromptu 1&2
  • Serenade
  • Four Portraits

Victoria Soames Samek – clarinet, Stephen Varcoe baritone, David Le Page viola, Matthew Sharp cello,                                                      with members English Serenata with harpist Rachel Masters

‘Narcissus would be worth queuing for. Musgrave excels at musical drama.’
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

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Playing Time: 63 mins.

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Additional information

Weight 0.234 kg
CD and Download options

CD + full download (mp3 & flac), Full download (mp3 & flac), Download 1 Musgrave: Serenade: I. Vivo, Download 2 Musgrave: Serenade: II. Andante, Download 3 Musgrave: Serenade: III. Vivo, Download 4 Musgrave: Narcissus: Solo clarinet and digital delay, Download 5 Musgrave: Impromptu for flute and oboe, Download 6 Musgrave: Wind Quintet: I. Andante espressivo, Download 7 Musgrave: Wind Quintet: II. Piu mosso, Download 8 Musgrave: Wind Quintet: III. Meno elegiaco, Download 9 Musgrave: Wind Quintet: IV. Andante espressivo, Download 10 Musgrave: Impromptu No. 2, Download 11 Musgrave: Four portraits: I. The Phisition, Download 12 Musgrave: Four portraits: II. The Lawyer, Download 13 Musgrave: Four portraits: III. The Divine, Download 14 Musgrave: Four portraits: IV. The Courtier

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