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THE VOICE OF THE CLARINET
CRISTO BARRIOS (clarinet),
CLINTON CORMANY (piano)

Along with the cello, the clarinet is often regarded as the most "voice-like" expressive instrument. In a unique programme, 20 art-songs and lieder (and one swing classic!) have been newly arranged for clarinet and piano. The result is a beautiful, unusual and uplifting recital with music from across the world.

CD DURATION:  61:02

AUDIO SAMPLE: Fauré: Les Berceaux





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tracks:
GRIEG: Ein Traum
SIBELIUS: Var det en dröm
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Roadside Fire
CACCINI: Amarilli, mia bella
RIMSKY-KORAKOV: The Nightingale sings to the Rose
DUPARC: L'invitation au voyage
HAYDN: Piercing Eyes
BRAHMS: Kommt dir manchmal in den Sinn
FALLA: Asturiana
ROSSINI: La Fioraia Fiorentina
SCHUMANN: Requiem
RAVEL: Pièce en forme d'habañera
SCHUBERT: Gretchen am Spinnrade
DEBUSSY: Beau Soir
PORTER: Just one of those Things
RACHMANINOV: Daisies
POULENC: Les chemins de l'amour
WOLF: Auch kleine Dinge
STRAUSS: Cäcilie
FAURÉ: Les berceaux
OBRADORS: Coplas de Curro Dulce

review extracts: for full reviews click here
“There is of course lots of lovely, even cosy, deliquescent melody around. Cristo Barrios makes a nice individual sound, reedier than some, and has great breath-control; and I am sure he has absorbed all the texts, which are generously printed in full in the booklet. There is no shortage of beautiful moments, and even surprises.” – Piers Burton-Page (International Record Review)
“This is a feast for those addicted to the liquid legato of the clarinet. The hero here is Cristo Barrios and his accomplished partner is Clinton Cormany. Together they put forward a largely delightful collection.” – Jonathan Woolf (MusicWeb)
“The transcriptions are well done, and Cormany’s playing mirrors his vast experience as a vocal accompanist. Barrios, a former student of Richard Stolzman, bears much of his teacher’s passionate musicianship.” – Hanudel (American Record Guide)