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Episode #2999

New Music for Bass Clarinet

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Usually relegated to the grounding end of things instead of a solo instrument, the bass clarinet has a distinct woody sound, but is actually quite versatile. For this New Sounds, we'll hear everything from electroacoustic work to chamber music, from North African to Alaskan music. Hear pieces by Anouar Brahem, Michel Portal, John Surman, Marty Ehrlich’s Dark Woods Ensemble, and John Luther Adams.

PROGRAM #2999, New Music for Bass Clarinet (First aired on Mon. 11-02-09)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

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SOURCE

Anouar Brahem

The Astounding Eyes of Rita

Al Birwa [4:52]

ECM 2075
www.ecmrecords.com

Michel Portal

Turbulence

Mozambic [8:42]

Harmonia Mundi 905186 Out of print. Try auction sites.

John Surman

Private City

Portrait of a Romantic [7:02]

ECM 1366
www.ecmrecords.com

Anouar Brahem

The Astounding Eyes of Rita

The Lover Of Beirut [7:39]

See above.

Marty Ehrlich’s Dark Woods Ensemble

Just Before The Dawn

Eliahu [6:32]

New World 80474 www.newworldrecords.org

Marty Walker with Amy Knoles, Bryan Pezzone, and Amelite Consortium Strings

Adams/Cox/Fink/Fox

John Luther Adams: Dark Wind [13:21]

Cold Blue Music CB00009 www.coldbluemusic.com

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