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A phenomenal player … his tone, technique, and musicianship are flawless

British Music Society, Paul RW Jackson

This disc is testimony to the artistry of clarinettist Robert Plane who features in all four works all of which he also premièred.

He is clearly a phenomenal player who throws off the considerable difficulties of each with seeming ease. From the jagged mountain peaks to the smooth flowing rivers of sound, his tone, technique, and musicianship are flawless.

Huw Watkins … Four Fables for clarinet and piano trio from 2018…

the smoothly integrated playing of the soloist and group is beautifully managed.

Sarah Frances Jenkins … Shivelight from 2020…

The clarinet and piano are perfectly balanced and the whole has a breathless suspension of time about it.

Diana Burrell … Concerto from 1996…

Mr Plane and the orchestra give it their all.

Mark David Boden … Clarinet Concerto from 2017…

In every register Mr Plane’s tone is one of liquid gold … this work is pure joy from beginning to end.

The technical team have done a wonderful job in capturing the sound, which is often of wildly varying dynamic.

The liner notes are by Mr Plane who gives his interesting and informative personal take of the composers and their works.

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Plane has magisterial control of his instrument

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Utterly beguiling

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Wistful beauty

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Very smooth and subtle and deeply musical

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Threw himself into his athletic lines with glee and abandon
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It's a little gem

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Robert Plane gives a very fine reading [of Finzi Clarinet Concerto] for Naxos

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Robert Plane, Philip Dukes and Huw Watkins – unerring control

The Guardian, Rian Evans

A perfect balance of structural exactitude and lyricism – Gould Trio with clarinettist Robert Plane

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Delectable soloist

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Plane's readings are superb




Lyrical sweeps of phrasing in an immaculate performance

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