Peter Furniss, clarinet
David Leiher Jones, piano
Clarinet Classics is delighted to present this new release of recent repertoire, which is bold, brilliant and beguiling in its sweep. This CD is broad in appeal and uncompromising in its musical quality.
Conceived by British performers Peter Furniss and David Leiher Jones, presenting music of the last 60 years for clarinet and piano, this collection provides a rich anthology in which an intriguing musical lineage is celebrated.
Leonard Bernstein Sonata (1942)
This early work is superbly written and shows a clearly developed compositional voice. Influenced by Bernstein’s teacher Hindemith, this piece contains many elements of Bernstein’s later works, including a brilliant jazz-inspired finale.
Robert Muczynski Time Pieces (1985)
These robust, lyrical and virtuosic pieces have become popular with clarinettists all over the world in a short time.
Michael Kaulkin American Standard (1993)
WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING This attractive one movement work written for Peter Furniss won Honorable Mention at the 1994 New Music Delaware Festival. (score and part available from Swirly Music)
Richard Dudas Sonata (2004)
WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING Completed in 2004 and commissioned by the performers, this substantial duo is a deeply lyrical work, combining moments of great depth and tenderness with a brilliantly crafted finale. (score and part available from Swirly Music)
James Cohn Sonatina Op 56 (1981)
This is a delightful three-movement character piece with plenty of charm, wit and considerable bravura.
Victor Babin Hillandale Waltzes – 8 Waltz Movements Composed on a Theme by Johann Hummel (1942)
A brilliant and popular set of highly contrasted stylistic variations on a classical dance tune.
Clarinet Classics CC005
Playing Time: 70 mins.