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Deep Light: Clarinet Masterpieces



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Cristo Barrios and Andrew West write of their new release Deep Light: “We were inspired to gather together this collection of chamber works for reasons beyond the obvious prestige of the individual composers and the importance of their works. We wanted to present the listener with a satisfying musical journey, as much through the formal variety as the expressive content of the pieces, full of contrasts that are to be found among different movements of the same piece, as well as among the five works on the recording. Rather than offering a historical overview of the programme, we would prefer to look briefly at our choice of title, Deep Light, and its various meanings. On the one hand, it aims to evoke the luminosity that lies in the depth of feeling, represented here by two major works of the German Romantic clarinet repertoire, the Grand Duo Concertant by Carl Maria von Weber and Robert Schumann’s Phantasiestücke. Emotionally profound in their darker, slower movements, these works also display an exalted brightness in their exuberant finales. On the other hand, however, the deep and the light are simply synonyms for the serious and the playful. Seen in this way, the two German works provide the weight on the album, while the three others fall more into the second category. It is our hope that the contrasting styles and the unusual juxtaposition of repertoire will stimulate those familiar with these works into fresh ways of listening, and provide those new to them with the delight of discovery.”
Facts
Item number IBS42018
Barcode 8436556422904
Release date 6/1/2018
Category Chamber Music
Label IBS CLASSICAL
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Barrios, Cristo
West, Andrew
Disc: 1
Grand duo concertant in E-Flat Major, Op. 48, J. 200:20:00
1 Grand duo concertant in E-Flat Major, Op. 48, J. 2 00:06:03 West, Andrew Barrios, Cristo
2 Grand duo concertant in E-Flat Major, Op. 48, J. 2 00:05:34 West, Andrew Barrios, Cristo
3 Grand duo concertant in E-Flat Major, Op. 48, J. 2 00:06:17 West, Andrew Barrios, Cristo
5 Bagatelles, Op. 2300:14:00
4 5 Bagatelles, Op. 23: No. 1, Prelude 00:03:45 West, Andrew Barrios, Cristo
5 5 Bagatelles, Op. 23: No. 2, Romance 00:04:17 West, Andrew Barrios, Cristo
6 5 Bagatelles, Op. 23: No. 3, Carol 00:02:05 West, Andrew Barrios, Cristo
7 5 Bagatelles, Op. 23: No. 4, Forlana 00:02:47 West, Andrew Barrios, Cristo
8 5 Bagatelles, Op. 23: No. 5, Fughetta 00:02:11 West, Andrew Barrios, Cristo
6 Studies in English Folk Songs (version for clari00:10:00
9 6 Studies in English Folksong: No. 1, Adagio 00:01:36 West, Andrew Barrios, Cristo
10 6 Studies in English Folksong: No. 2, Andante sost 00:01:16 West, Andrew Barrios, Cristo
11 6 Studies in English Folksong: No. 3, Larghetto 00:01:35 West, Andrew Barrios, Cristo
12 6 Studies in English Folksong: No. 4, Lento 00:01:20 West, Andrew Barrios, Cristo
13 6 Studies in English Folksong: No. 5, Andante tran 00:01:40 West, Andrew Barrios, Cristo
14 6 Studies in English Folksong: No. 6, Allegro viva 00:00:49 West, Andrew Barrios, Cristo
Fantasiestücke, Op. 7300:09:54
15 Fantasiestücke, Op. 73: No. 1, Zart und mit Ausdru 00:03:44 West, Andrew Barrios, Cristo
16 Fantasiestücke, Op. 73: No. 2, Lebhaft, leicht 00:03:27 West, Andrew Barrios, Cristo
17 Fantasiestücke, Op. 73: No. 3, Rasch und mit Feuer 00:03:51 West, Andrew Barrios, Cristo
Tema con variazioni00:09:00
18 Tema con variazioni 00:08:58 West, Andrew Barrios, Cristo
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