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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000155.txt from 1995/01

From: Josias Associates <josassoc@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: Francaix
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 1995 17:39:22 -0500

On Sun, 8 Jan 1995, Christopher G Zello wrote:

> Yesterday, Conrad Josias posted a message that someone had a great
> recording of the Francaix Concerto (and the Clarinet Quintet??). I can't
> remember the player off the top of my head, but had written it down.
> My question is. . .
> What label is it on and what is the number? Any specifics? What else is
> on the disc (or is it a record?)?


Both the Francaix Concerto and Quintet are part of an LP record series
entitled, "Musique Francaise du 20 Siecle," on the Cybelia label. In each
case, the clarinetist was Maurice Gabai, who, at the time, was first
chair at the Paris Opera.

The Concerto is performed with the Orchestre Kovaldy, which is
conducted by the composer, and the recording number is CY 650. The
recording also contains the Francaix Bassoon Concerto.

The Quintet is performed with the Ensemble Arte da Camera, and
the recording number is CY 648. Also contained on the recording is
the Milhaud Suite for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano.

Although neither recording has any information on dates,
my guess as to the vintage of the recordings is early to mid-1980s.

The domestic distributor is/was Qualiton Imports, Ltd., N.Y. The
French distributor is Disco-Shop, 22 Rue de la Republique, 94160 Saint


Conrad Josias
La Canada, California

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