QUOTE(oldnotes @ Jul 24 2009, 05:04 PM)
A wonderful recital we've just got back from. Alan Hacker (clarinets) & Gavin Roberts (piano), prime front row seats in a packed church.
They are both excellent players and Alan Hacker not only played 4 different instruments - A Bb, A, C and a boxwood clarinet circa 1785 - but he was also very informative between pieces about the instruments and the reason the composers chose them, etc..
They played a Mendelssohn andante using the boxwood, the 5 Finzi bagatelles, 3 jewish american pieces, a japanese solo (no piano), 6 english folksong studies by Vaughan Williams and the 3 Schumann fantasie pieces (soiree stucke Op. 73). My head is still full of the music.
I don't know if anyone has tried the Vaughan Williams folksong studies but they are lovely pieces and look quite playable at my standard (piano accompanyment). I'm sure my regular clarinet partner would have no problem with her parts. Need to seek out the scores DawnF?
Wow!! I'm quite jealous!!! Go ahead and seek the scores and we'll have a go.