Alexander Fiterstein – A Clarinet in America (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 56:39 minutes | 933 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Orchid Classics

The clarinet has long been embraced by American composers for its jauntiness and jazzy flexibility (think of that slide opening Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue), qualities heard in abundance on this album. We hear Leonard Bernstein’s Cuban-influenced Sonata, and the Sonatina by Budapest-born Miklós Rózsa, who made his name as a Hollywood movie composer. These pieces are bookended by two Aaron Copland works, his Concerto, for American jazz clarinettist and King of Swing, Benny Goodman, and his Sonata. Fiterstein’s playing with the Tesla Quartet was praised by The Arts Desk as impressive and heart-stopping. The Washington Post described his playing as dazzling in its spectrum of colours, agility, and range. Every sound he makes is finely measured without inhibiting expressiveness and The New York Times described him as a clarinettist with a warm tone and powerful technique.

The clarinet has long been embraced by American composers for its jauntiness and jazzy flexibility (think of that slide opening Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue), qualities heard in abundance on this album. We hear Leonard Bernstein’s Cuban-influenced Sonata, and the Sonatina by Budapest-born Miklós Rózsa, who made his name as a Hollywood movie composer.

These pieces are bookended by two Aaron Copland works, his Concerto, writen for American jazz clarinettist and ‘King of Swing’, Benny Goodman, and his Sonata. Fiterstein’s playing with the Tesla Quartet was praised by “The Arts Des”k as “impressive” and “heart-stopping”. “The Washington Post” described his playing as “dazzling in its spectrum of colours, agility, and range. Every sound he makes is finely measured without inhibiting expressiveness” and “The New York Times” described him as “a clarinettist with a warm tone and powerful technique”.

Tracklist

1. Alexander Fiterstein – I. Slowly & Expressively
2. Alexander Fiterstein – II. Rather Fast
3. Alexander Fiterstein – I. Grazioso
4. Alexander Fiterstein – II. Andantino – Vivace e leggiero
5. Alexander Fiterstein – I. Tema con variazioni
6. Alexander Fiterstein – II. Vivo e giocoso
7. Alexander Fiterstein – I. Andante semplice
8. Alexander Fiterstein – II. Lento
9. Alexander Fiterstein – III. Allegretto giusto

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