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The Clarinet in the 19th and 20th Centuries from Solo to Quartet

By Stark Quartet

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By Stark Quartet. By Valentino Bucchi, Guglielmo Cappetti, Ernesto Cavallini, Raffaele Gervasio, Giuseppe Gherardeschi (1759-1815), Henghel Gualdi, Bernardino Lanzi, and Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757). Country of Origin: Austria. Classical. CD (1 disc). Published by Tactus Records (NX.TC890001).

Item Number: NX.TC890001

The key to this album presented by Stark Quartet is the exploration of the XIXth and XXth century clarinet repertoire. Here the four musicians juggle between virtuosity and melodic inspirations performed in various different settings. The varied overview of composers presented here is both surprising, for the unexpected presence of an author like Joseph Gherardeschi known for his nineteenth-century style organ composition, and relevant for the importance of others like Ernesto Cavallini (called "the Paganini of clarinet"), yet, reaching contemporaries like Valentino Bucchi, with its important concert for solo clarinet, and Henghel Gualdi, pioneer of jazz clarinet in Italy.

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