RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT (b.1936): Clarinet Quintet, Sonata for Bass Clarinet and Piano (transcr. Richard Ralph), Travel Notes for Wind Quartet, Sonatina and Scena III for Solo Clarinet, For Clarinet and Piano: Duo Concertante, Troubadour Music, Ballad in memory of Shirley Horn.
Catalogue Number: 01N065
Label: Clarinet Classics
Description: Bennett's usual wide-ranging stylistic palette is on full display from as early as 1976 (the delightful wind quartet miniatures) to 2009 (Troubadour Music and the Duo Concertante). Atonalism (the 1977 Scena III) and actual dodecaphony (in the bass clarinet transcription of his 1999 bassoon sonata) rub shoulders with song-like lyricism, neo-Romanticism and jazz, often in the same work. Victoria Soames Samek (clarinets), Michael Bell (piano), Inspirity String Quartet, East Winds.