Gary Dranch, Clarinet
Three prominent concertos written during the 20th Century and performed to perfection by Gary Dranch. Dranch is well-known as a clarinetist specializing in contemporary music. Accompaniment is by two fine South American Orchestras, the Orquestra De Camara Da Ulbra and Orquesta Filarmonica De Buenos Aires. Impressive!
Hal and Lynn Fryer
Great Clarinet and Bass Clarinet performances of delightful music by former US Navy Band musicians Hal and Lynn Fryer. With piano accompaniment by Kelley Head, these wonderful recordings provide exceptional stylistic and tonal examples and will serve as a wonderful model for clarinet students and fans of all ages.
Robert Spring, clarinet
A dazzling and dizzying display of digital dexterity! Eight notorious virtuoso solos are performed here by clarinetist Robert Spring, whose technical skill and sumptuous tone will absolutely amaze you! Our highest recommendation.
The Chicago Chamber Musicians
Larry Combs, Clarinet, Bradley Opland, double bass and Deborah Sobol, piano perform classic clarinet repertoire by legendary American composers Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and George Gershwin plus a unique and seldom performed jazz-like gem by Morton Gould written especially for Benny Goodman.
Andrew Simon, Clarinet
Currently Principal Clarinetist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orcherstra, Andrew Simon expertly performs a varied collection of enjoyable clarinet classics. The New York Times says, "Simon plays brilliantly and with character, spirit and humor…" Like the title says, it's HOT!
Robert Spring, Clarinet
Called the "Heifetz of the clarinet" for his double tonguing, circular breathing and extreme high range, clarinetist extraordinaire Robert Spring presents a recording unlike you've ever heard. On this unparalleled CD of historical pieces that were performed and/or recorded by the great Jascha Heifetz, Spring creates many of his own fingerings to expand his extremely high technical range. INCOMPARABLE!!!
Larry Combs,Clarinet, Deborah Sobol, Piano
A captivating CD by the former Principle Clarinetist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Comb's wonderful clarinet sound, combined with tasty accompaniment by Deborah Sobol, produces a CD that is a wonderful model for aspiring clarinetists and a total listening treat!
Soloist: Jonathan Cohler, Clarinet
Features unaccompanied works performed to perfection by a real master of the clarinet. Other factors making this a "must have" CD for all serious clarinet and teachers is the recorded sound, which is reference quality, and Cohler's informative program notes. Paganini's Moto Perpetuo alone is worth the price of the whole CD. Incredible from start to finish!
Soloist: Jonathan Cohler, Clarinet with Judith Gordon, Piano
The Clarinet Magazine said it best: "Cohler is an absolute master of the clarinet, technically and tonally." BBC Music Magazine gave this CD 5 Stars for performance and 5 Stars for sound and commented " The F Minor Brahms Sonata is commandingly played", "This is playing of real distinction", "A notable release"!