Robert Plane | Martyn Brabbins | BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
With thanks to Creative Scotland, RVW Trust, John Ireland Trust and RWCMD for their financial support.
Hamilton Clarinet Concerto, op. 7
Gipps Clarinet Concerto in G minor, op. 9
Walthew Clarinet Concerto, orch. Alfie Pugh
Ireland Fantasy Sonata, orch. Graham Parlett
We are thrilled to see that Robert Plane’s disc – ‘Reawakened’ – has entered the Official Specialist Classical Chart at no. 7.
Rob appeared on the programme alongside Lucy Gould, violinist of the Gould Piano Trio, with whom Rob has a long-standing collaboration.
During the phone interview Rob and Lucy talked about their ongoing collaboration, upcoming CD releases, the Corbridge Chamber Music Festival, and Rob’s new appointment as Head of Woodwind Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Having made premiere recordings of exciting discoveries by Bax, Holbrooke and Robin Milford during his career, Robert Plane decided to turn his attention to lost concerto repertoire for his latest project. The resulting CD, ‘Reawakened’, brings back to life three exciting clarinet concertos that had fallen into neglect, in world-premiere recordings. It will be released by Champs Hill Records next month.
In June of this year, Robert Plane will be recording a new disc with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Martyn Brabbins. The disc will include premiere recordings of clarinet concerti by three twentieth-century British composers, building on both Martyn’s and Rob’s continuing advocacy of British music.