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Xavier Lefèvre – A Revolutionary Tutor: Clarinet Sonatas Volume 2

Xavier Lefèvre – A Revolutionary Tutor: Clarinet Sonatas Volume 2

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Wonderfully vivid performance by Colin Lawson in the 2nd volume of recordings devoted to the complete Sonatas for clarinet and cello by Xavier Lefèvre. With cellist Sebastian Comberti, these lesser known sonatas from the set of twelve, are a revelation heard in the instrumentation they were intended; intimate, lyrical and sparkling with tonal colours. A musical delight in the hands of a master.

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 A revolutionary tutor

Xavier Lefèvre – A Revolutionary Tutor: Clarinet Sonatas Volume 2 

Volume 2 of the Lefèvre Sonatas completes the set of 12 from his Méthode de Clarinette (1802) Recorded by period performance specialist Colin Lawson, on this recording partnered with cellist Sebastian Comberti. Reviews of Vol. 1 praised the clarity of  texture of the historical instrumentation and the consequent benefit to Lefèvre’s inventive pieces. Repertoire on the new disc by, again reflects the progressive nature of the set, ranging from the concise Sonata no. 2 to the complex final Sonata. No. 12, with its characterful set of variations. These performances offer a vivid contrast to the unwieldy medium of modern B flat clarinet and piano, on which a few of the sonatas have been played from modern editions. Many of the pieces are, however, virtually unknown. Following on from Colin Lawson’s other highly successful recordings, this CD will inspire players and listeners alike. 

  • 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

Volume 2  – Sonatas 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12  of a two-volume set

Colin Lawson – C clarinet Sebastian Comberti – cello

‘ Lawson’s well known as a period instrumentalist, brings these academic works to artistic life with subtle use of ornamentation and sensitive variation in dynamics’.
INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW

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Total time: 74 minutes

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Weight 0.234 kg
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CD + full download (mp3 & flac), Full download (mp3 & flac), Download 1 Xavier Lefevre: Sonata No. 2 in A Minor: I. Allegro ma non troppo, Download 2 Xavier Lefevre: Sonata No. 2 in A Minor: II. Adagio, Download 3 Xavier Lefevre: Sonata No. 2 in A Minor: III. Allegro, Download 4 Xavier Lefevre: Sonata No. 4 in F Major: I. Allegro sostenuto, Download 5 Xavier Lefevre: Sonata No. 4 in F Major: II. Adagio, Download 6 Xavier Lefevre: Sonata No. 4 in F Major: III. Allegretto, Download 7 Xavier Lefevre: Sonata No. 6 in C Major: I. Allegro moderato, Download 8 Xavier Lefevre: Sonata No. 6 in C Major: II. Adagio, Download 9 Xavier Lefevre: Sonata No. 6 in C Major: III. Tempo di minuetto, Download 10 Xavier Lefevre: Sonata No. 8 in F Major: I. Allegro, Download 11 Xavier Lefevre: Sonata No. 8 in F Major: II. Adagio, Download 12 Xavier Lefevre: Sonata No. 8 in F Major: III. Allegretto rondeau, Download 13 Xavier Lefevre: Sonata No. 10 in B-Flat Major: I. Moderato, Download 14 Xavier Lefevre: Sonata No. 10 in B-Flat Major: II. Adagio, Download 15 Xavier Lefevre: Sonata No. 10 in B-Flat Major: III. Allegretto rondeau, Download 16 Xavier Lefevre: Sonata No. 12 in F Major: I. Allegro, Download 17 Xavier Lefevre: Sonata No. 12 in F Major: II. Adagio, Download 18 Xavier Lefevre: Sonata No. 12 in F Major: III. Andante con variazioni

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