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Boulez and Reich

This lunchtime programme combines two of the most significant works for solo clarinet and electronics in a thought-provoking and arresting aural feast. Fresh from a performance of Boulez’s epic ‘Dialogue de l’ombre double’ at the Belfast Sonorities Festival, Robert Plane has further performances of this masterpiece at the Corbridge Chamber Music Festival and at the Stoller Hall in Manchester in the coming months, in partnership with electro-acoustic expert Odilon Marcenaro.
Having recorded his own ‘shadow’ tracks for this performance he has now taken on the challenge of recording the ten clarinet parts that support the live solo clarinet in Steve Reich’s minimalist classic. Boulez dedicated his work to Luciano Berio on his 60th birthday and Berio’s own large scale work can form an ideal companion piece in this programme, although for concerts of less than an hour in length, Stravinsky’s classic Three Pieces, from which the whole tradition of works for solo clarinet grows, is a perfect fit.

Pierre Boulez – Dialogue de l’ombre double for clarinet and electronics
Luciano Berio – Sequenza IX OR Igor Stravinsky – 3 pieces for clarinet solo
Steve Reich – New York Counterpoint for solo clarinet and tape

Video: Robert Plane (clarinet and pre-recorded clarinet) – Boulez Dialogue De l’ombre double. Filmed at Corbridge Festival 2018 by Odilon Marcenaro.

Further proposals
Robert Plane
Recital with Benjamin Frith – I
Robert Plane (clarinet) and Benjamin Frith (piano)
Songs and Shepherds
Charlotte Bowden (soprano) Robert Plane (clarinet) and Benjamin Frith (piano)
Saint-Saëns, Fauré and Messiaen
Robert Plane (clarinet) and the Gould Piano Trio
Recital with Benjamin Frith – II
Robert Plane (clarinet) and Benjamin Frith (piano)
Coleridge-Taylor Clarinet Quintet with the Marmen Quartet
Robert Plane (clarinet) and the Marmen Quartet
Beethoven, Hindemith and Brahms
Robert Plane (clarinet) and the Gould Piano Trio
Music in Theatre
Lucy Gould (violin) Robert Plane (clarinet) and Benjamin Frith (piano)
Farrenc, Takemitsu and Saint-Saëns
Robert Plane (clarinet) and the Gould Piano Trio
Hamilton Clarinet Quintet
Robert Plane (clarinet) and the Maxwell Quartet
Mark Boden Clarinet Concerto
Robert Plane (clarinet)
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