Andrew Simon (clarinet), Warren Lee (piano)
This fascinating and wide-ranging program of 20th-century works for clarinet and piano begins with the jazz and folk-inspired Two Dances for Andrew Simon by the Romanian composer Serban Nichifor, followed by a selection of works by Joseph Horovitz with whom both artists worked closely prior to this recording. Based on folk-songs from Northern Poland, Lutoslawski's Dance Preludes are the composer's official 'farewell to folklore for an indefinite period', and the recital concludes with Arnold Cooke's Hindemith-inspired Sonata and Malcolm Arnold's accessible and light-hearted Sonatina.
Nichifor Two Dances for Andrew Simon, Horovitz Two Majorcan Pieces, Clarinet Sonatina, Diversions on a Familiar Theme; Lutoslawski Dance Preludes, Cooke Clarinet Sonata in B-flat, Arnold Clarinet Sonatina in G minor Op 29
Running Time: 1 hr 9 min