Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra

Robert Spring, clarinet; ProMusica Chamber Orchestra conducted by Timothy Russell The way Peter Schickele has incorporated Philip Glass-influenced melodies into the otherwise non-minimalist music he writes under his own name (rather than as PDQ) shows how evolution never quite works out in predictable ways. One minute into the first movement of his Clarinet Concerto, featured […]

Banana/Dump Truck

Fred Sherry, cello; Boston Modern Orchestra Project conducted by Gil Rose Every possible way to introduce a soloist in a concerto has been done to death, so why not just verbally introduce him? That’s what Steve Mackey asks conductor Gil Rose of BMPT to do with cellist Fred Sherry in his zany Banana Dump Truck […]

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