Lagniappe Recital: Faria-McLaren-Errante

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Katia Tchemberdji
Richard Faria, clarinet
Audrey Andrist, piano

A contemporary work that showcases the full range of the clarinet and few extended techniques, this piece is readily accessible to any advanced, upper-collegiate clarinetist.   Faria demonstrated excellent control of the instrument while maintaining the cantabile aspect throughout the work.  It features contemporary performance techniques in the piano part with dampening of strings.

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Capricho Pintoresco, Op. 41  by Miquel Yuste
Malena McLaren, clarinet
Elen Bogaczova, piano

Miguel Yuste composed this piece to display a lovely florid work filled with solo cadenzas requiring flexible and agile technical control.  Reminiscent of florid French works, Yuste’s work is a colorful composition brilliantly executed by Malena McLaren.

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The Lyric Clarinet
F. Gerard Errante, clarinet
Audrey Andrist, piano
D. Gause, piano

Works by Barber, Laitman, Guastavino, Debussy, Poulenc, and Ginastera

Showcasing his new CD, The Lyric Clarinet, Errante presented his produced recording of transcribed works originally for voice and piano.  Composers ranging from German, French, and North and South America, the works focus on objectively portraying each composer’s voice while minimizing any subjective interpretations.  Ranging from traditional French art songs to the avant-garde, the project has produced works that aim to preserve and foster lyrical qualities readily adaptable to the clarinet.

 –Notes By Dr. Victor Chavez, Jr.
Dr. Victor Chavez, Jr. teaches at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville as Lecturer in Clarinet and currently performs with the Tri-Cities Opera Company in Binghamton, New York. 

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