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St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Lande, conductor
David Drosinos, clarinet

The world premiere recording of Rick Sowash's "Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra". Featuring clarinetist David Drosinos, who describes the work: "Here is an abundance of lush, beautiful melodic lines, spiced with hints of jazz, folk, and a sort of outdoorsy feeling."

The CD also includes "Pastorale Variée for Clarinet, Harp, and String Orchestra" by Paul Ben-Haim, whose music blends Western European, Hebrew and Arabic musical traditions; and John Williams's "Viktor’s Tale".

Track Listing

Rick Sowash: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
1. I Allegro moderato (Listen)
2. II Moderato “The View from Carew”
3 III Allegro

4. Paul Ben-Haim: Pastorale Variée for Clarinet, Harp
and String Orchestra

5. John Williams: Viktor’s Tale

Total Playing Time: 51:01







"If Aaron Copland wrote the definitive American clarinet concerto, Sowash may have [written] a close second. Even with a common heritage, each work is strikingly original. ...

Sowash writes for a full orchestra with winds, brass, and percussion ... immerses the soloist in orchestral color, almost like a tone poem with solo clarinet ...[and] navigates his expansive soundscape very well, driving the Concerto forward with expressive motivic digures and highly colorful scoring."

-- Patrick Hanudel, March/April '12 issue of American Record Guide



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