Clarinet and Piano. Favourite Pages (1 CD)

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Clarinet and Piano. Favourite Pages (1 CD)

  • Disc number in the directory: MEL CD 1002152
  • Recorded: 2012
  • Release: 2013

ABOUT ALBUM

Firma Melodiya presents the art of two young soloists – virtuoso clarinetist Ivan Stolbov and pianist Kim Ja Ran (South Korea – Russia). Both musicians are graduates of the St. Petersburg Conservatory, prize-winners of international competitions and active stage performers in Russia and overseas. Ivan Stolbov began to learn music since the age of nine. Now, he is a soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre orchestra and teaches at the St. Petersburg Music College. Among his major achievements are first prizes of the Rimsky-Korsakov International Competition in St. Petersburg, Jeunesses Musicales in Bucharest and the Wind and Percussion Competition in Tokyo. The musician gives open lessons and master classes around the world. Kim Ja Ran , who started to play music when she was four years old, has been a two-time prize-winner of the International Music Competition in Albena, Bulgaria, in the categories of best solo piano performance in 2005 and performance by a piano duo in 2007. Today, she is an artist of Petersburg-Concert. The album features compositions for clarinet and piano by composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Many of the pieces are not that well known to today's Russian listeners. Sergey Taneyev's Canzona, Claude Debussy's Rapsodie, sonatas by Alexander Grechaninov, Francis Poulenc and Paul Hindemith demonstrate extensive performing and expressive skills of the young musicians. The recording was made at a concert of the Mariinsky Theatre in 2012.

Track list

  • 1 First Rhapsody for clarinet and piano 
    Ivan Stolbov (clarinet), Kim Ja Ran (piano) (Claude Debussy)
    8:23
  • 2 Clarinet Sonata No. 2, Op. 172: I. Moderato 
    Ivan Stolbov, Kim Ja Ran (Alexander Gretchaninov, Alexander Grechaninov)
    3:53
  • 3 Clarinet Sonata No. 2, Op. 172: II. Variations - Theme. Andantino 
    Ivan Stolbov, Kim Ja Ran (Alexander Gretchaninov, Alexander Grechaninov)
    1:46
  • 4 Clarinet Sonata No. 2, Op. 172: Var. I. Andantino 
    Ivan Stolbov, Kim Ja Ran (Alexander Gretchaninov, Alexander Grechaninov)
    1:33
  • 5 Clarinet Sonata No. 2, Op. 172: Var. II. Allegro 
    Ivan Stolbov, Kim Ja Ran (Alexander Gretchaninov, Alexander Grechaninov)
    0:46
  • 6 Clarinet Sonata No. 2, Op. 172: Var. III. Andante 
    Ivan Stolbov, Kim Ja Ran (Alexander Gretchaninov, Alexander Grechaninov)
    2:41
  • 7 Clarinet Sonata No. 2, Op. 172: Var. IV. Molto vivace 
    Ivan Stolbov, Kim Ja Ran (Alexander Gretchaninov, Alexander Grechaninov)
    0:42
  • 8 Clarinet Sonata No. 2, Op. 172: Cadenza. Vivo, ma non troppo 
    Ivan Stolbov, Kim Ja Ran (Alexander Gretchaninov, Alexander Grechaninov)
    1:23
  • 9 Clarinet Sonata No. 2, Op. 172: Var. V. Andante 
    Ivan Stolbov, Kim Ja Ran (Alexander Gretchaninov, Alexander Grechaninov)
    1:19
  • 10 Clarinet Sonata No. 2, Op. 172: Var. VI. Allegro grazioso 
    Ivan Stolbov, Kim Ja Ran (Alexander Gretchaninov, Alexander Grechaninov)
    0:46
  • 11 Clarinet Sonata No. 2, Op. 172: Coda. Largo - Vivace 
    Ivan Stolbov, Kim Ja Ran (Alexander Gretchaninov, Alexander Grechaninov)
    1:05
  • 12 Sonata in B for Clarinet and Piano: I. Mässig bewegt 
    Ivan Stolbov, Kim Ja Ran (Paul Hindemith)
    4:56
  • 13 Sonata in B for Clarinet and Piano: II. Lebhaft 
    Ivan Stolbov, Kim Ja Ran (Paul Hindemith)
    2:55
  • 14 Sonata in B for Clarinet and Piano: III. Sehr langsam 
    Ivan Stolbov, Kim Ja Ran (Paul Hindemith)
    5:58
  • 15 Sonata in B for Clarinet and Piano: IV. Kleines Rondo, gemächlich 
    Ivan Stolbov, Kim Ja Ran (Paul Hindemith)
    2:44
  • 16 Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 184: I. Allegro tristamente 
    Ivan Stolbov, Kim Ja Ran (Francis Poulenc)
    5:29
  • 17 Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 184: II. Romanza 
    Ivan Stolbov, Kim Ja Ran (Francis Poulenc)
    4:55
  • 18 Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 184: III. Allegro con fuoco  
    Ivan Stolbov, Kim Ja Ran (Francis Poulenc)
    3:17
  • 19 Canzona in F Minor for Cello or Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra (arr. for Clarinet and Piano) 
    Ivan Stolbov, Kim Ja Ran (Sergei Taneyev, Sergey Taneyev)
    7:03

  • Total time: 61:46