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'Serenade'

Magazine article Gramophone

'Serenade'

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'Serenade'

'Songs for Clarinet'

Brahms Feldeinsamkeit, Op 86 No 2. Gestillte Sehnsucht, Op 91 No 1. Lerchengesang, Op 70 No 2 Grieg Ich liebe dich, Op 5 No 3. Peer Gynt, Op 23--Solveig's Song. Ein Traum, Op 48 No 6 Mozart Abendempfindung, K523. DieTraumbild, K530. Der Zauberer, K472 Schubert Ave Maria, D839. Du bist die Ruh, D776. Nacht und Traume, D827. Schwanengesang, D957--Standchen. Winterreise, D911--Der Lindenbaum. Versunken, D715 Schumann Die Blume der Ergebung, Op 83 No 2. Herzleid, Op 107 No 1. Loreley, Op 53 No 2. Mondnacht, Op 39 No 5. Widmung, Op 25 No 1 Zurich Chamber Orchestra / Fabio Di Casola cl

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A delightful anthology of lovely songs transcribed for clarinet and strings by Fabian Muller that will surely be welcomed by all lovers of the clarinet--and indeed perhaps appeal to followers of the morning radio programmes of Classic FM, who often feature miniature masterpieces of this kind. Fabio Di Casola creates a true vocal line. He plays gently and phrases persuasively, with warmly beautiful timbre, so that one hardly misses the words of these outstanding songs (except perhaps in Schubert's 'Ave Maria', Grieg's 'Ich liebe dich' and Schumann's 'Mondnacht'). …

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