Colin Lawson – C clarinet Claire Thirion – cello
Recorded for the first time on original instruments, this CD is a major addition to the recording catalogue, performed by International period performance specialist, the clarinettist Colin Lawson with cellist Claire Thirion. Heard in accordance with historical principles, these famous sonatas are illustrative of post-revolutionary clarinet tuition at the Paris Conservatoire. Author of several authorititive and highly acclaimed books on clarinet history and period performance alongside his responsibilities as director of the Royal College of Music, Colin Lawson’s dedication and commitment to the clarinet and his own performances has continued unabated.
- First performances using original instrumentation (C clarinet and cello)
- Core repertoire (included on Associated Board and many other exam syllabi).
- Important set of early Clarinet Sonatas from a celebrated pedagogue
- Full and informative liner notes written by Colin Lawson
Volume I (sonatas 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11) of a two-volume set
‘Colin Lawson – doyen of period clarinettists’
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
Running Time approx: 71 mins.