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Farrenc, Takemitsu and Saint-Saëns

Robert Plane (clarinet) and the Gould Piano Trio

Louise Farrenc was a trailblazing woman composer of the nineteenth century whose clarinet trio exudes charm and sophistication. Although Saint-Saens was only thirty years younger than his compatriot the musical language of his second piano trio, one of the true masterpieces of the literature, could not be more contrasting, and shows him in a much darker, intense world than we might expect from such a grandee of the French musical establishment. In between we hear music from Japan by Toru Takemitsu, whose delicate palette of colour and use of pastel shades can be seen as an Eastern extension of French Impressionism.

Louise Farrenc – Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in Eb, op. 44
Tōru Takemitsu – Quatrain II for Piano Trio and Clarinet
Interval
Camille Saint-Saëns – Piano Trio no. 2 in E minor, op. 92
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)
Robert Plane
Boulez and Reich
Robert Plane (clarinet)
Hamilton Clarinet Quintet
Robert Plane (clarinet) and the Maxwell Quartet
Mark Boden Clarinet Concerto
Robert Plane (clarinet)
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