Ian Scott, Royal Ballet Sinfonia & Robin White – From Russia: music for clarinet and piano (2021) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Ian Scott, Royal Ballet Sinfonia & Robin White – From Russia: music for clarinet and piano (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/44,1kHz | Time – 52:46 minutes | 445 MB | Genre: Classical
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Pure enjoyment is provided by this delightful new recording of popular Russian music arranged for clarinet and orchestra by Robin White. From Rimsky-Korsakov’s Clarinet Concerto – originally scored for military band – to the Andante Cantabile from Tchaikovsky’s first string quartet (a staple for arrangers for decades) this is a beautifully played album by one of Britain’s busiest orchestras. An interloper (but a welcome one) from Italy (but of Eastern European style) provides a superb finale. Ian Scott is the principal clarinet of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia and has been guest principal with several top London orchestras. He has previously made premiere recordings of Clarinet Concertos for ASV and Dutton. Arranger and conductor Robin White has enjoyed a very busy and varied career; his first recording (1992, Chandos) was very popular and he has made other recordings of light music for several labels. He has managed his own orchestra and choir and appeared, with his choir, in a pivotal episode of the British TV drama series EastEnders. As an arranger of light music, his work has been broadcast by BBC orchestras many times.

01. Mussorgsky: Sorochinsky Fair: Introduction
02. Mussorgsky: Sorochinsky Fair: Gopak
03. Rimsky-korsakov: Clarinet Concerto
04. White: Russian Suite: I
05. White: Russian Suite: Ii
06. White: Russian Suite: Iii
07. White: Russian Suite: Iv
08. White: Russian Suite: V
09. Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op.11
10. Tchaikovsky: Humoresque, Op. 10 No. 2
11. Tchaikovsky: Six Romances Op. 6 – No. 6 None but the Lonely Heart
12. Tchaikovsky: Album for the Young, Op. 39 – Valse in E-Flat Major
13. Monti: Czardas