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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000165.txt from 1999/06

From: "Neil Griffin" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Finzi/Stanford recording, was: Copland Finzi
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 18:14:59 -0400

> issued both on LP and CD. There was a period of time when Thea King
> recorded alot of important (IMHO) clarinet music by British composers for
> Hyperion. I expect you will see some more of this group. (For me, her
> recording of concerti by Jacob, Rawsthorne and Cooke is a "desert island"
> recording.)
For me, it would be the Arnold/MacConchy/Britten. The MacConchy
Concertinos are a rare example of something upstaging a Britten

> > FWIW, BMG just announced a Thea King recording of the concerti by
> > Charles Stanford and Finzi. Alun Francis conducts the Philharmonia orch.
> > Odd, having an Irish and English work on the same disc... :-)
Not really, since they were both British (Stanford lived before Irish
independence). Also, it's not an uncommon coupling - I have the
Emma Johnson version on ASV, also with the 5 Bagatelles and
Stanford's 3 Intermezzi: all great stuff.

Neil Griffin. (An Englishman in Ireland)

Dr. Neil Griffin.
Advanced Materials and Technologies Group,
National Microelectronics Research Centre,
University College Cork,
Lee Maltings, Tel: +353-21-904023
Prospect Row, Fax: +353-21-270271
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