His musical style is based on neo-romanticism with an influence of jazz. Written in , Carnyx was a prizewinning work presented at the International Society for Contemporary Music convention in A Musical Joke sees American jazz intertwined with Romanian folk elements in a constant accelerando. Carnyx is named after an ancient folk instrument, and is in perpetual motion. This work may also be performed on the bass clarinet.
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His musical style is based on neo-romanticism with an influence of jazz. Written in , Carnyx was a prizewinning work presented at the International Society for Contemporary Music convention in A Musical Joke sees American jazz intertwined with Romanian folk elements in a constant accelerando. Carnyx is named after an ancient folk instrument, and is in perpetual motion. This work may also be performed on the bass clarinet. Joseph Horovitz b. Born in Vienna, Joseph Horovitz moved to England in His interest in writing for the clarinet grew out of his friendship with Gervase de Peyer, whom he met when they were students at the Royal College of Music in London in , and they later went on to study in Paris together.
In Horovitz married and spent his honeymoon with his wife Anna in Majorca, where they visited Paguera and Valdemosa, which became the source of inspiration of his Two Majorcan Pieces.
Enlivened by Spanish folktunes the composer had heard in these towns, Paguera is a pleasant piece that combines simplicity with a touch of lyricism. The clarinet takes the lead for most of the piece, fully exploring the range of the instrument. The piano starts Valdemosa with a quick introduction that resembles a drone played on the banjo. The clarinet enters with a delightful yet somewhat bold statement, followed by a sweeping and more virtuosic version of it.
A codetta brings the piece to a final flourish. The Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano was written in at the request of Gervase de Peyer, and has today firmly established its place in the standard clarinet repertoire. The work is lighthearted and follows a traditional pattern of three movements. The first movement highlights the middle register of the clarinet, mainly lyrical against a rippling piano background.
The second movement is breathtakingly beautiful, where the clarinet displays its sonorous tone colour in its lower register. The finale is a rhythmic rondo much influenced by jazz, which exploits the upper register of the clarinet. The work calls for equal virtuosity from both players.
Originally scored for clarinet and strings, the composer transcribed the string parts for the piano. Andrew Simon and Warren Lee had the privilege of working with Horovitz on these compositions in his London home before the recording session in November Among other insights and anecdotes shared, the issue of the many tempo indications in his scores was discussed and studied with meticulous care.
As a composer who is strict in his observance of his metronome indications, he has had various changes of heart with his markings, especially in the Sonatina.
The recording artists took great care in executing these new changes in this recording and are indebted to the composer for his inspiration and guidance. While reading mathematics at the University of Warsaw in , he also pursued his musical interests, and in enrolled in the Conservatory, studying piano and composition.
His Concerto for Orchestra , also composed in , brought him two state prizes for its use of folk elements. Based on folk-songs from northern Poland, the borrowed materials are seamlessly woven in these succinct character pieces.
The set was later orchestrated for clarinet and small ensembles as well as a version for clarinet and orchestra. Born in in West Yorkshire in England, Arnold Cooke read history at Cambridge, though he was then already aspiring to a career in music. It is also worth noting that both composers opted not to declare a major or minor tonality in the title, despite its being obviously tonal. Born in in the English town of Northampton, Malcolm Arnold developed a keen interest in jazz and at the age of twelve, decided to take up the trumpet.
A fine trumpeter, he joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra in after only two years at the College, and it was from his seat in the orchestra that he came to know the symphonic repertoire as well as other genres of music. The Clarinet Sonatina , composed in , is dedicated to Frederick Thurston, of whom Arnold tries to create a miniature portrait in the piece. The three-movement work follows a traditional fast-slow-fast pattern, and is an example of his accessible and lighthearted style among many others.
About this Recording 8. Ebony and Ivory. Malcolm Arnold — : Sonatina in G minor for Clarinet and Piano Born in in the English town of Northampton, Malcolm Arnold developed a keen interest in jazz and at the age of twelve, decided to take up the trumpet.
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Horovitz was born in Vienna , Austria, into a Jewish family which emigrated to England in to escape the Nazis. He then undertook a year of further study with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. His musical career began in , when he became music director at the Bristol Old Vic. He was subsequently active as a conductor of ballet and opera, and toured Europe and the United States. Horovitz married Anna in , shortly after coaching at the bi-centenary celebration for Mozart and Glyndeborne. They honeymooned in Majorca , staying in Paguera and visiting Valldemossa. He later used these two names for two clarinet pieces, based on Spanish folk-tunes he had heard there.