#3555: New Music for Clarinets

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Can’t get enough clarinet? This New Sounds is for you. Hear music from David Krakauer from his latest cinematic venture, “The Big Picture,” arrangements and interpretations of familiar movie soundtracks by classic film composers.  Also, listen to music by  multi-instrumentalist Doug Wieselman, (Antony and the Johnsons, Lounge Lizards, Cibo Matto) for solo clarinet and looping based on melodies heard from bodies of water. 

Plus, hear works from left-coast based Beth Custer, composer/multi-instrumentalist Don Byron, and the late New Orleans innovator Alvin Batiste. Rounding out the show is music by leader of Gamelan Galak Tika, the composer and Bang on a Can All-stars co-founder, clarinetist Evan Ziporyn.

PROGRAM #3555–Clarinets (First aired on 1/17/2014)  

ARTIST: Leonard Bernstein / NY Phil
WORK: Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: Bernstein Century:   Rhapsody in Blue / An American in Paris
SOURCE: Sony 63086
INFO: Available at arkivmusic.com

ARTIST: David Krakauer
WORK: Willkommen (Cabaret) [2:51]
RECORDING: The Big Picture
SOURCE: Table Pounding Records
INFO: invasiongroup.com  | davidkrakauer.com

ARTIST: David Krakauer
WORK: Si tu vois ma me (Midnight in Paris) [4:44]
RECORDING: The Big Picture
SOURCE: Table Pounding Records
INFO: invasiongroup.com  | davidkrakauer.com

ARTIST: Eija Kankaanranta, kantele / Pekka Ahonen, clarinet
WORK: Juhani Nuorvala: Three Impromptus: II. Rock tempo [3:35]
SOURCE: Inkoon Musiikki IMU-CD-075
INFO: Seems to be o
ut of print. But try kansanmusiikkiliitto.fi Another recording of the piece is on BIS records: www.naxos.com

ARTIST: Beth Custer/Clarinet Thing
WORK: Billabong [5:14]
RECORDING: The Shirt I Slept In
INFO: bethcuster.com

ARTIST: Punch Brothers
WORK: The Blind Leaving the Blind Mvt 3 [0:10]
SOURCE: Nonesuch Records
INFO: punchbrothers.com

ARTIST: Doug Wieselman
WORK: Pacific 1 [4:53]
SOURCE: 88 Records 002
INFO: dougwieselman.com

ARTIST: Bang on a Can
WORK: Evan Ziporyn: Tsmindao Ghmerto [4:08]
RECORDING: Bang on a Can Classics
SOURCE: Cantaloupe 21010
INFO: cantaloupemusic.com

ARTIST: Alvin Batiste
WORK: Endochrine Song [9:48]
RECORDING: Musique D'Afrique Nouvelle Orleans
SOURCE: India Navigation #1065 
INFO: Out of print, but download from Amazon.com or iTunes.

ARTIST: Michel Portal
WORK: Mozambic, excerpt [7:00]
RECORDING: Turbulence
SOURCE: Harmonia Mundi 905186
INFO: store.harmoniamundi.com

ARTIST: Don Byron
WORK: The Allure of Entanglement [4:31]
RECORDING: Music for Six Musicians
SOURCE: Nonesuch #79354 
INFO: nonesuch.com