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MODERN CLARINET MUSIC
CRISTO BARRIOS (clarinet), CLINTON CORMANY (piano)

Following their fine recital of song transcriptions (Voice of the Clarinet - Divine Art dda25040) these most talented musicians tackle a wide range of modern music from the post romantic Arnold Bax to the contemporary world of Esa-Pekka Salonen and Salvador Brotons. All of the music is however very approachable and given life and soul in these brilliant performances.

CD DURATION:  57:53

AUDIO SAMPLE: Salonen Nachtlieder - Sehr Innig




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tracks:

Arnold BAX:
Clarinet Sonata
Leonard BERNSTEIN:
Clarinet Sonata
Alban BERG:
Vier Stücke
Arthur HONEGGER:
Sonatina for Clarinet
Salvador BROTONS:
Clarinet Sonata, op. 46
Esa-Pekka SALONEN:
Nachtlieder

review extracts: for full reviews click here

“A superb showcase for the prize-winning clarinettist Cristo Barrios. His tone is not just beautiful but finely graded over the widest dynamic and expressive range. Barrios is a credit to his teachers, well matched by his pianist, Clinton Cormany.” – Edward Greenfield (Gramophone)

“[Barrios] can certainly play and this very varied recital gives him ample opportunity to display us his abilities. Bernstein's Sonata... is a gem and would grace any recital. With such fine playing from both musicians, every piece comes alive and speaks in its own voice. The sound is good. Most enjoyable.” – Bob Briggs (MusicWeb)

A nice recital for clarinet and piano...These two pros are on top of their game and can make this basic instrumentation sound like a lot more. Charming in its deceptive simplicity, the best cats always make it look easy.” - Chris Spector (Mid West Record)
“Cristo Barrios and Clinton Cormany present...[their repertoire] in the best possible light. In the lower registers Barrios has a wonderfully rich tone and he is an alert, sensitive player. Cormany contributes as much musical intelligence to the programme as Barrios.” – Raymond S. Tuttle (International Record Review)
“Cristo Barrios is definitely a terrific talent on the clarinet, his sound is silvery and he has a wonderful sense of dramatic timing. This will be a treat. The sound is warm and responsive... an enjoyable recital and Cristo Barrios is definitely a clarinettist to keep an eye on” – Dave Lewis (Almusic)
"A nice balanced programme to extend 20.C clarinettists' repertoire, without venturing too far into extended techniques etc. All well played and recorded by Simon Fox." - Peter Grahame Woolf (Musical Pointers)
‘I greatly enjoyed your recording!' ( Esa-Pekka Salonen, one of the featured composers)