CRYSTAL RECORDS Clarinet Recordings

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CD301: BRAHMS Two Sonatas for Clarinet and Piano. Mitchell Lurie, Clarinet; Leona Lurie, Piano. DANIEL KESSNER, Dances for Clarinet and Guitar; Richard Lesser, Clarinet; Jordan Charnofsky, Guitar. Mitchell Lurie, former principal clarinet with the  Pittsburgh and Chicago Symphonies under Fritz Reiner, taught at the University of Southern California for 50 years, and is possibly the best-known clarinetist in the world. The Brahms Sonatas were originally on Crystal LP S301, which was one of Crystal’s best selling LPs. Richard Lesser, one of Lurie’s prize students, was principal clarinet with the Israel Philharmonic for 35 years. This is the premiere recording of Daniel Kesner’s Dances. Jordan Charnofsky has performed guitar with the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, in the World Festival of Sacred Music, numerous times at the Academy Awards celebrations, and for TV and film. UPC 009414730121.  ORDER NOW   

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Brahms Sonata in F Minor 
Mvt 1  Allegro appassionato   Mvt 2 Andante un poco Adagio   Mvt 3 Allegro grazioso   Mvt 4 Vivace    Brahms Sonata in Eb Major  Mvt 1 Allegro amabile   Mvt 2  Allegro appassionato   Mvt 3  Andante con moto    Kessner: Dances  Sicilienne   Balkan Dance   Sarabande   Fire Dance

CD332: Clarinet Candescence.  Melvin Warner, Clarinet.  With Diane Ragins, soprano; Allan Dameron, piano; Sylvia Reynolds, piano; Peter Middleton, flute; Jerry Horner, viola. Carl Maria von Weber: Fantasia and Rondo and Grand Duo Concertant; Igor Stravinsky: Three Songs from William Shakespeare; Krzysztof Penderecki: 3 Miniature; Donald Martino: A Set for Clarinet; Louis Spohr: Six German Songs; William O. Smith: Five Pieces. Melvin Warner is former associate principal clarinet of the Saint Louis Symphony and is clarinet and chamber music professor emeritus at Northern Illinois University. This compact disc features some of the most exciting music ever composed for the clarinet. Melvin Warner’s original release on LP was called “a real find, one of the finest clarinet recordings I have yet to hear” by Edward Tatnall Canby writing in Audio Magazine.
“In Smith’s and Martino’s unaccompanied pieces, Warner is an artist … in his element – fluid, stylish, and in complete command of the music’s considerable technical difficulties, including frequent, large shifts in register.”
Fanfare Magazine UPC 009414733221      ORDER NOW  Click here for CD cover photo and details

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von Weber: Grand Duo Concertant:  Mvmt 1   Mvmt 2   Mvmt 3
    Smith: Five Pieces:  Vigorous    Flowing   Rhythmic   Singing    Spirited     Spohr: Six German Songs:  Sei still mein Herz    Zwiegesang    Sehnsucht   Wiegenlied    Das heimliche Lied    Wach auf     Martino: A Set for Clarinet:  Allegro    Adagio   Allegro     Stravinsky: Three Songs:  Musick to heare    Full fadom five    When Dasies pied     Penderecki: 3 Miniature:  Allegro    Andante cantabile    Allegro ma non troppo     von Weber: Fantasia and Rondo:  Adagio ma non troppo    Allegro giojoso

CD356: Tour de France. Webster Trio. Michael Webster, clarinet; Leone Buyse, flute; Katherine Collier, piano. Gabriel Faure: Dolly Suite (flute, clarinet, piano; transcribed by Webster); Faure: Morceau de Concours (flute, piano; Arr. Hulme-Brieff); Saint-Saëns: Tarantella, op. 6 (flute, clarinet, piano); Debussy: Petite PIece & Premiere Rhapsodie (clarinet, piano); Syrinx (solo flute); Prelude à l’apres-midi d’un Faune (flute, clarinet, piano; transcribed by Webster); Georges Bizet: Jeux d’Enfants (flute, piccolo, clarinet, piano; transcribed by Webster).  UPC 009414735621  ORDER NOW     Click here for CD cover photo and Webster Trio details.

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Faure Dolly Ste.:
  Mvt 1 (Berceuse)   Mvt 2 (Mi-a-ou)   Mvt 3 (Le jardin)   Mvt 4 (Kitty Valse)   Mvt 5 (Tendresse)    Mvt 6(Spanish Dance)    Faure: Morceau de concours    Saint- Saëns: Tarantella    Debussy: Petit Piece    Premiere Rhapsodie    Syrinx    Prelude à l’apres-midi d’un faune    Bizet: Jeux d’enfants  The Swing   The Top   The Doll   Merry-Go -Round    Shuttlecock    Trumpet and Drum   Soap Bubbles   Puss in the Corner   Blindman's Bluff   Leapfrog   Little Husband, Little Wife   The Ball
 CD357: WORLD WIDE WEBSTER.  The Webster Trio (Leone Buyse, Flute; Michael Webster, Clarinet; Robert Moeling, Piano).  Antonin Dvorak, Slavonic Dances;  Claude Debussy, Petite Suite; Johannes Brahms, Hungarian Dances; Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Four Pieces (La Jota Aragonesa, Souvenir de la Havane, Souvenir de Cuba, Grande Tarantelle).  UPC 09414735720 ORDER NOW    Click here for CD cover photo and Webster Trio details.

Leone Buyse is former principal flutist with the Boston Symphony. Michael Webster is former principal clarinetist with the Rochester Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony.  Robert Moeling is an international soloist and chamber musician. They are now based at the Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas. The works are superb, exciting transcriptions by Michael Webster from four-hand piano literature. “World Wide Webster is a fine new offering...These three musicians play as one, and their sense of ensemble and creative interpretations define the essence of chamber music."  Flute Talk   "Performances here are excellent, with a seamless match between the two winds, and a coherent blend with Robert Moeling's buoyant piano textures.  Recordings are very fine..."  Paul Ingram, Fanfare

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Antonin Dvorak: Slavonic Dances
  Presto  (op.46,no.8)  Moderato (op.72,no.14)  Poco adagio (op.72,no.13)  Allegretto grazioso (op.72,no.12)  Poco allegro  (op.46,no.6)  Claude Debussy: Petite Suite En bateau Cortege   Menuet   Ballet   Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances  No. 6  (Vivace)  No.16 (Con moto)  No.14 (Un poco andante)  No.13  (Andanta grazioso)  No.5  (Allegro)  No.7  (Allegretto)  No.21  (Vivace)  Louis Moreau Gottschalk: La Jota Aragonesa  Souvenir de la Havane  Souvenir de Cuba  Grande Tarantelle

CD717 – AMERICAN WEBSTER. Libby Larsen, Barn Dances; Robert Sirota, Birds of Paradise; Anthony Brandt, Round Top Trio; Richard Toensing, Children of Light; Paul Schoenfeld, Sonatina. UPC 009414771728     ORDER NOW     

Leone Buyse Flute; Michael Webster, Clarinet; Robert Moeling, Piano. Click here for CD cover photo and Webster Trio details.

Libby Larsen is one of America’s most performed living composers, having created a catalog of over 500 works. She was a Grammy Award winner and has established a permanent place for her works in concert repertory. Likewise the other composers are recognized as tops in their field. These are premiere recordings of works written and/or premiered by the Webster Trio.

The Webster Trio is in-residence at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Leone Buyse was previously principal flute with the Boston Symphony and Michael Webster was principal clarinet with the San Francisco Symphony. Robert Moeling is an acclaimed chamber pianist and soloist. These are premiere recordings of works most of which were written for the Webster Trio

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Larsen: Barn Dances  I. Forward Six and Fall Back Eight   II. Divide the Ring   III. Varsouvianna   IV. Rattleshake Twist   
Sirota: Birds of Paradise    Brandt:  Round Top Trio    Toensing: Children of Light  I. Dawn Processional   II. Song of the Morning Stars   III. The Robe of Light   IV. Silver Lightning, Golden Rain   V. Phos Hilarioin    Schoenfeld:  Sonatina  I. Charleston   II. Rag   III. Jig


CD731: Larry Combs, Clarinet. With Gail Williams, Horn; Mary Ann Covert, Piano.  Miklós Rózsa: Sonata for Clarinet Solo and Sonatina for Clarinet Solo; George Rochberg: Trio for Clarinet, Horn, and Piano; Gunther Schuller: Romantic Sonata for Clarinet, Horn, and Piano.  UPC 009414773128 ORDER NOW

Larry Combs, one of the world's most respected clarinetists, joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1974 and was appointed principal clarinet by Sir Georg Solti in 1978.  He has since appeared as concerto soloist with the Orchestra on numerous occasions. He reitred from the CSO in 2008. Prior to joining the Chicago Symphony, he was a member of the New Orleans, Montreal, and Santa Fe Opera orchestras.

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Rózsa: Sonata   Mvmt 1    Mvmt 2    Mvmt 3   Rochberg: Trio:  Mvmt 1    Mvmt 2    Mvmt 3    Schuller: Romantic Sonata:  Mvmt 1    Mvmt 2    Mvmt 3   Rózsa: Sonatina:   Mvmt 1    Mvmt 2

 

CD733: MOONFLOWERS, BABY!: Jonathan Cohler, Clarinet. Hindemith: Sonata (clarinet, piano); Arthur Honegger: Sonatina (clarinet, piano); Jean Francaix: Theme & Variations; Ralph Vaughan Williams: Six Studies in English Folksong; Darius Milhaud: Duo Concertant & Caprice; Eugene Bozza: Pulcinella; Meyer Kupferman: Moonflowers, Baby! With Judith Gordon on piano. Cohler has “...playing of real distinction...” BBC Music Magazine; “...superlative technique.” Fanfare UPC 009414773326 ORDER NOW

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Hindemith Sonata:
  Mvt 1 (Massig bewegt)   Mvt 2 (Lebhaft)   Mvt 3 (Sehr langsam)   Mvt 4 (Kleines Rondo)    Honegger Sontatina:  Mvt 1(Modere)   Mvt 2(Lent et Soutenu)   Mvt 3(Vif et Rythmique)    Francaix: Theme and Variations    Vaughan Williams: Six Studies  Mvt 1  Mvt 2  Mvt 3  Mvt 4  Mvt 5  Mvt 6    Milhaud: Duo Concertant    Caprice    Bozza: Pulcinella    Kupferman:  Moonflowers, Baby!

CD734: TRIO INDIANA. James Campbell, clarinet; Eli Eban, clarinet and Eb clarinet; Howard Klug, clarinet and bass clarinet. Jean-Michel Defaye: Six Pieces D’Audition; Peter Schickele: Dances for Three; Gary Kulesha: Political Implications; Michael Kibbe: Ebony Suite; Frederick Fox: Time Weaving. The clarinetists are faculty members at Indiana University. “A Marvelous group. Skillful musicians...a lovely ensemble of ravishing sounds.” American Red Guide UPC 009414773425  ORDER NOW

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Defay Six Pieces D'Audition:  Mvt 1 (108)   Mvt 2 (104)   Mvt 3 (Lento-vivo)   Mvt 4 (120)   Mvt 5 (112)     Schikele: Dances for Three  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3   Mvt 4   Mvt 5   Mvt 6   Mvt 7    Kulesha: Political Implications  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3    Kibbe: Ebony Suite  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3   Mvt 4    Fox: Time Weaving

CD735: MICHAEL EDWARDS, CLARINET. Saint-Saëns: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, op. 167; Bohuslav Martinu: Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano; Paul Ladmirault: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano; Bruno Bjelinski: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano; Henri Rabaud: Solo de Concours, op. 10. With Timothy Bach on piano. Edwards was clarinetist with the Montreal Symphony and principal clarinet with the Canadian Chamber Ensemble. UPC 009414773524   ORDER NOW

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Saint-Saens Sonata:
  Mvt 1 (Allegretto)   Mvt 2 (Allegro animato)   Mvt 3 (Lento)   Mvt 4 (Molto allegro)   Rabaud: Solo de Concours    Martinu: Sonatina  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3     Ladmirault: Sonata  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3   Mvt 4    Bjelinski: Sonata  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3

CD736: BRIDGES TO BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA: James Campbell, clarinet; Eli Eban, clarinet and Eb clarinet; Howard Klug, clarinet and bass clarinet. With guest clarinetists Mitchell Lurie, Alfred Prinz and Min-Ho Yeh. Alfred Prinz: Trio, Bloomington Quartet; Berhard Heiden: Clarinet Trio; Alfred Uhl: Divertimento; Kurt Weill: Four Pieces from the Threepenny Opera. The Indiana Trio members are the clarinet faculty at the presitigious School of Music at Indiana University and are all well-known clarinet soloists. UPC 009414773623 ORDER NOW

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Prinz Trio:
  Mvt 1 (Furioso)   Mvt 2 (Adagio)   Mvt 3 (Tango)   Heiden Trio:  Mvt 1 (Allegro Deciso)   Mvt 2 (Allegro molto)   Mvt 3 (Andante sostenuto)   Mvt 4 (Allegro vivace)   Mvt 5 (Variations)    Uhl: Divertimento  Mvt 1 (Allegro)   Mvt 2 (Andnate sostenuto)   Mvt 3 (Allegro con brio)    Prinz: Bloomington Quartet  Mvt 1 (Allegro aperto)   Mvt 2 (Andante tranquillo)   Mvt 3 (Prestissimo)   Mvt 4 (Molto moderato)    Weill: Threepenny Opera  Overture   Mack the Knife   Tango ballad   Ballad of the Easy Life


CD737: MITCHELL LURIE, CLARINET, and his composer colleagues. Halsey Stevens: Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra; Frederick Lesemann: Sonata for Clarinet & Percussion; Robert Muczynski: Time Pieces for Clarinet & Piano, op. 43. Karen Ervin Pershing, percussion; Robert Muczynski, piano; Crystal Chamber Orchestra, Akira Endo conducting. UPC 009414773722  ORDER NOW

Mitchell Lurie, one of the world's best-known clarinetetists, was principal clarinet in the Pittsburgh and Chicago Symphonies with conductor Fritz Reiner before becoming a prominent film studio clarinetist in Hollywood. For over 40 years, he taught at the University of Southern California where he is Professor Emeritus. He was an active performer in music festivals throughout the world. He died in 2008. Karen Ervin was active as a percussionist in the Los Angeles area since 1972, and was percussion teacher at California State University Northridge since 1974. She died in 2004.

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Stevens Concerto:
  Mvt 1  (Andante con moto)  Mvt 2  (Quasi Adagio)   Mvt 3  (Allegro Moderato)    Lesemann:  Sonata
           

CD738: VINTAGE WOODWINDS. Saeculum Aureum Players: Richard Spece, 19th century clarinet; William McColl, basset horn; Jeffrey Cohan, 17th century flute; Bonnie Garrett, fortepiano. Mendelssohn: Konzertstücke 1&2; Giovanni Simone Mayr: Bagattelle a Tre. UPC 009414773821 ORDER NOW

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Mendelssohn Konzertstuck No 1:
  Mvt 1 (Allegro)  Mvt 2 (Andante)  Mvt 3 (Presto)    Konzertstuck No 2: Mvt 1 (Presto)  Mvt 2 (Andante)  Mvt 3 (Allegretto Grazioso)    Mayr: Bagatelle  Mvt 7   Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3   Mvt 4   Mvt 5   Mvt 6   Mvt 8   Mvt 9   Mvt 10   Mvt 11   Mvt 12

 

 

CD739: THE NAKED CLARINET. Tasha Warren, Unaccompanied Clarinet. Miklós Rózsa: Sonatina for Clarinet Solo; Shulamit Ran: Music for an Actor: Monologue for Clarinet (in A); Joan Tower: Wings; Guy Yehuda: Three Preludes; David Dzubay: Solus II; Libby Larsen: Dancing Solo.
           
This CD includes some of the best and most important recent works for unaccompanied clarinet. Tasha Warren is principal clarinet with the Charlottesville Orchestra and is on the faculty of the University of Virginia. Previously she taught at Louisiana State University, and has been principal clarinet with the Columbus, Indiana, Philarmonic since 2004. She holds a BM, MM, and ABD Doctor of Music from Indiana University. Her teachers include James Campbell, Eli Eban, and Robert Listokin. UPC 009414773920.    ORDER NOW  

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Rozsa: Sonatina for Clarinet Solo
  I. Tema con variazioni   II. Vivo e giocoso     Ran: Music for an Actor      Tower: Wings      Yehuda: Three Preludes I. Lento con recitativo   II. Dance   III. Epilogue     Dzubay: Solus II Larsen: Dancing Solo   I. with shadows    II. eight to the bar    III. in ten slow circles    IV. flat out   (to return to this page after listening to samples, please use your browser back button)


CD771: HORN IN TRIOS. Brahms: Trio, op 40, for Violin, Horn, and Piano; Reinecke: Trio, op. 274, for Clarinet, Horn, and Piano; Duvernoy: Trio No. 1, for Clarinet, Horn, and Piano. 
Jose Zarzo, horn; Victor Parra, violin; Radovan Cavallin, clarinet; Juan Francisco Parra, piano.
All are members of Ensemble Isola, made up of principals of the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra, which has established a reputation of being Spain’s premier symphony orchestra. UPC 009414777126  ORDER NOW

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Brahms Trio:  Mvt 1(Andante)  Mvt 2(Scherzo)  Mvt 3(Adagio)  Mvt 4(Finale)    Reinecke Trio:  Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Ein Marchen)  Mvt 3 (Scherzo)  Mvt 4(Finale)    Duvernoy Trio:  Mvt 1(Adagio)  Mvt 2(Allegretto)

CD772: ISOLA ROMANTICA. Carl Czerny: Grande Serenade Concertante for Clarinet, Horn, Cello, and Piano; Gustav Jenner: Trio for Clarinet, Horn, and Piano; Frederic Duvernoy: Sonata No. 1 and 2 for Horn and Cello. All played by Ensemble Isola: Radovan Cavallin, clarinet; Jose Zarzo, horn; Carlos Rivero, cello; Juan Francisco Parra, piano.
            Ensemble Isola members are all principals in the Gran Canaria Philharmonic in Spain, and they are fabulous.
  This is the group's second CD on Crystal.  "All of the repertoire on 'Isola Romåntica' receives elegant shaping and keen motivation in the hands of Ensemble Isola. ... The artistry is virtuosic, as well as sensitive to the needs of chamber-music give-and-take." Rosenberg, Gramophone. "The performance here is outstanding. Clarinetist Radovan Cavallin delivers some beautiful and sensitive playing." The Clarinet UPC 009414777225 ORDER NOW

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Czerny: Grande Serenade  Mvt 1 (Introduction: Adagio) Mvt 2 (Theme)  Variation 1  Variation 2  Variation 3  Variation 4  Variation 5  Variation 6  Variation 7  Mvt 3 (Adagio)  Mvt 4 (Allegro vivace con fuoco)    Jenner: Trio in Eb Mvt 1 (Moderato)  Mvt 2 (Adagio)  Mvt 3 (Presto)  Mvt 4 (Allegro non troppo)    Duvernoy: Sonata No. 1 Mvt 1 (Allegro)  Mvt 2 (Adagio)  Mvt 3 (Allegretto)    Duvernoy: Sonata No. 2 Mvt 1 (Allegro)  Mvt 2 (Adagio)  Mvt 3 (Allegro)

CD321: OBOIST PETER CHRIST with David Atkins, Clarinet and the Crystal Chamber Soloists. Randall Thompson: Suite for Oboe, Clarinet, & Viola; Vincent Persichetti: Parable for Solo Oboe; William Grant Still: Miniatures for Flute, Oboe, & Piano; William Schmidt: The Sparrow & the Amazing Mr. Avaunt; Alberto Ginastera: Duo for Flute & Oboe (Gretel Shanley, flute). “Recording of special merit...excellent performance.” Stereo Review UPC 009414732125  ORDER NOW

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Thompson Suite:
  Mvt 1 (Gaio)   Mvt 2 (Adagio Assai)   Mvt 3 (Allegro)   Mvt 4 (Lento Religioso)   Mvt 5 (Grave - Allegretto)    Persichetti: Parable    Still: Miniatures  Mvt 1 (I Ride an Old Paint)   Mvt 2 (Adoloido)   Mvt 3 (Jesus is a Rock)   Mvt 4 (Yaravi)   Mvt 5 (A Frog Went A-Courtin’)    Schmidt: The Sparrow   Mr. Avaunt    Ginastera: Duo  Mvt 1 (Sonata)   Mvt 2 (Pastorale)   Mvt 3 (Fuga)


VERDEHR TRIO DISCOGRAPHY:

Walter Verdehr, Violin; Elsa Ludwig-Verdehr, Clarinet; Gary Kirkpatrick, Piano (CDs 741-749 and CD941), Kathryn Brown, Piano (CD941), Silvia Roederer, Piano (CDs 942-970).
The Verdehrs have commissioned over 200 works by the most important composers in the world for the violin-clarinet-piano trio, thus effectively creating this medium. Complementing this repertoire, the Trio transcribes works from earlier periods. The Making of a Medium is a continuing project. The recordings have brought critical acclaim for the music and the Verdehr Trio. "A true ensemble of outstanding players who have obvious love for the music." American Record Guide

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 CD741:  VERDEHR TRIO, The Making of a Medium, vol. 1. Mozart: Trio in D Major, K381; Frescobaldi: Canzoni a Due; Alan Hovhaness: Lake Samish, op. 415; Thomas Pasatieri: Theatrepieces; Bela Bartok: Contrasts. Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Gary Kirkpatrick, piano. "...recommended" Fanfare UPC 009414774125 ORDER NOW    Click here for CD cover photo and Verdehr Trio details.

 

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Mozart Trio:
  Mvt 1 (Allegro)   Mvt 2 (Andante)   Mvt 3(Allegro molto)   Hovhaness Lake Samish:  Mvt 1(Andante-Fugue)   Mvt 2(Allegro)   Mvt 3   Mvt 4   Mvt 5    Frescobaldi:  Canzoni  No. 2   No. 5    Pasatieri: Theatrepieces  No. 1  No. 2   No. 3    Bartok: Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3

 

CD742: VERDEHR TRIO, The Making of a Medium, vol. 2. Ned Rorem: The End of Summer; Thea Musgrave: Pierrot; Thomas Christian David: Schubertiade; Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13 (arr. Zearott); Jan Vanhal: Trio in Eb. “It really has been a pleasure to make this unusual and unusually good trio’s [recorded] acquaintance.” Fanfare UPC 009414774224  ORDER NOW    Click here for CD cover photo and Verdehr Trio details.

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Vanhal Trio:
  Mvt 1(Allegro)   Mvt 2(Grazioso)   Mvt 3(Allegretto)     Rorem End of Summer: Mvt 1(Capriccio)  Mvt 2(Fant)  Mvt 3(Mazurka)    David: Schubertiade    Musgrave: Pierrot  Mvt 1  Mvt 2  Mvt 3  Mvt 4  Mvt 5  Mvt 6  Mvt 7  Mvt 8    Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13

CD743: THE VERDEHR TRIO, The Making of a Medium, vol. 3. Gunther Schuller: A Trio Setting; William Averitt: Tripartita; Nathan Currier: Adagio & Variations. Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Gary Kirkpatrick, piano. Third volume in a series of commissions of a veritable Who’s Who of composers. “A true ensemble of outstanding players who have obvious love for the music.” American Record Guide UPC 009414774323  ORDER NOW   Click here for CD cover photo and Verdehr Trio details.

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Schuller Trio:
  Mvt 1(Fast and Explosive)  Mvt 2(Slow and dreamy)  Mvt 3(Allegretto Scherzando)  Mvt 4(Molto Agitato)    Averitt Tripartita: Mvt 1(Elaborations)   Mvt 2(Dances)   Mvt 3(Blues with Variations)    Currier: Adagio & Variations

CD744: THE VERDEHR TRIO, The making of a Medium, vol. 4. Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Gary Kirkpatrick, piano. Peter Dickinson: Hymns, Rags and Blues (1985); Karel Husa: Sonata a Tre (1982); Don Freund: Triomusic (1980); James Nublock: Trio (1980). UPC 009414774422 ORDER NOW    Click here for CD cover photo and Verdehr Trio details.

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Dickinson Hymns, Rags and Blues:
  Mvt 1(Intro)   Mvt 2(Rag & cadenzas)   Mvt 3(Blues)   Mvt 4(Rag & Cadenzas)   Mvt 5(Blues)   Mvt 6(Rag)    Husa: Sonata  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3    Freund: Triomusic  Part I   Part II   Niblock: Trio  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3   Mvt 4

CD745: THE VERDEHR TRIO, The Making of a Medium, vol. 5. Alexander Arutiunian: Suite; Thomas Christian David: Triple Concerto (with the Tonkünstler Orchestra); Peter Sculthorpe: Dream Tracks; Peter Schickele: Serenade for Three. UPC 009414774521  ORDER NOW    Click here for CD cover photo and Verdehr Trio details.

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Arutiunian Suite:
  Mvt 1(Lento)   Mvt 2(Allegretto)   Mvt 3(Adagio)   Mvt 4(Allegro non troppo)    Sculthorpe: Dream Tracks    Schikele: Serenade  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3    David: Triple Concerto  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3

CD746: THE VERDEHR TRIO, The Making of a Medium, vol. 6. David Diamond: Trio & Violin Sonata; Peter Sculthorpe: Night-Song, From Nourlangie; John Corigliano: Violin Sonata. UPC 009414774620   ORDER NOW     Click here for CD cover photo and Verdehr Trio details.
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Sculthorpe:  Night Song    From Nourlangie      Diamond Sonata: Mvt 1(Adagio;Allegro)   Mvt 2(Molto Vivo)     Diamond Trio: Mvt 1(Allegretto)   Mvt 2   Mvt 3   Mvt 4    Corigliano: Sonata  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3  Mvt 4

 

 CD747: THE VERDEHR TRIO, Music of James Niblock. Il Penseroso e Allegro, Terzina, Medievel Suite, Palindrome, Paganiana, MSU Fight Song.

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Il Penseroso e Allegro
     Terzina:  Mvt 1(Presto)   Mvt 2(Adagio)   Mvt 3(Allegro)    Medieval Suite: Mvt 1(Allegro)   Mvt 2(Adagio)   Mvt 3(Andante)   Mvt 4(Adagio; Allegro Molto)    Trio in B-Flat: Mvt 1(Allegro)   Mvt 2(Adagio)   Mvt 3(Molto Presto)    Palindrome    Paganiana    MSU Fight Song

CD748: TRIPLE CONCERTOs by David Ott and William Wallace. The Verdehr Trio with Solista di Praga and the Janacek Philharmonic, Leon Gregorian and Jack Bowman, conductors. UPC 009414774828  ORDER NOW     Click here for CD cover photo and Verdehr Trio details.

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Ott Triple Concerto:
  Mvt 1(Andante)   Mvt 2(Adagio)   Mvt 3(Allegro)    Wallace Triple Concerto:  Mvt 1(Allegro)   Mvt 2(Moderato)   Mvt 3(Allegro)

 

CD749: TRIO WITH ORCHESTRA. Music by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and Thomas Christian David. The Verdehr Trio with Solisti di Praga, the Janacek Philharmonic and the Michigan State University Wind Symphony. Leon Gregorian, Jack Bowman and Kenneth Bloomquist, conducting. UPC 009414774927  ORDER NOW     Click here for CD cover photo and Verdehr Trio details.

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Skrowaczewski Triple Concerto:
  Mvt 1(Misterioso)   Mvt 2(Aria)   Mvt 3(Presto)   Mvt 4(Adagio)   Mvt 5(Finale)    David: Carmen  Mvt 1(Intro: Allegro Moderato)   Mvt 2(Moderato)   Mvt 3(Lento Assai)   Mvt 4(Allegro Moderato)   Mvt 5(Moderato)    David: Sinfonia  Mvt 1(Adagio-Allegro)   Mvt 2(Intermezzo)   Mvt 3(Presto)

CD940: THE VERDEHR TRIO, The Making of a Medium, vol. 10. Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Gary Kirkpatrick, piano. Beethoven: Trio, op. 6; Tchaikovsky: Meditation; Max Bruch: Trio, op. 83, nos. 6 & 7; Libby Larsen: Slang; Jacob Druckman: Glint; William Balcom: Trio for Clarinet, Violin & Piano. UPC 009414794024  ORDER NOW     Click here for CD cover photo and Verdehr Trio details.

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Beethoven Trio:
  Mvt 1  (Allegro molto)   Mvt 2  (Moderato)    Bruch Trio: Mvt 1  (Nocturne)   Mvt 2  (Allegro vivace)     Larsen: Slang    Druckman: Glint    Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d'un lieu cher    Bolcom: Trio  Mvt 1(Twist of Fate)   Mvt 2(Mazurka)   Mvt 3(Apotheosis)   Mvt 4(Dithyramb)

CD941: THE VERDEHR TRIO, Spanning the 20th Century. Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Kathryn Brown, piano. Gian Carlo Menotti: Trio for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano; Max Bruch: Two Pieces,op. 83, nos. 8 & 4; Dinos Constantinides: The Oracle at Delphi; Jon Deak: Lad, a Dog: The Trio.
This is volume 11 of the Verdehr's Making of a Medium series. The Verdehr Trio has commisioned from major composers over 200 works for the violin-clarinet-piano combination and is continuing its series of recordings of many of these works.
This was one of Menotti's latest works. The Verdehr Trio was in-residence at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. UPC 009414794123  ORDER NOW     Click here for CD cover photo and Verdehr Trio details.

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Constantinides:
Oracle at Delphi    Menotti Trio:  Mvt 1  (Capriccio)  Mvt 2  (Romanza)  Mvt 3  (Envoi)   Bruch Two Pieces: No. 8  (Moderato)  No. 4 (Allegro agitato)   Deak: Lad, a Dog   Part 1   Part 2



CD942: AMERICAN IMAGES, Verdehr Trio. Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Gary Kirkpatrick, piano. Also Kimberly Schmidt and Paul Barnes, piano. Paul Chihara: Trio; David Diamond: Duo for Violin & Clarinet; Marc Satterwhite: Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones; Jonathan Kramer: Serbelloni Serenade; John Biggs: Medieval Dance Suite; Donald Erb: Sunlit Peaks and Dark Valleys. This is volume 12 of the Making of a Medium series, in which the Verdehr Trio is recording many of the more than 200 compositions that the group has commissioned from some of the best composers in the world. UPC 009414794222   ORDER NOW    Click here for CD cover photo and Verdehr Trio details.

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Chihara Trio:
  Mvt 1 (Andante)   Mvt 2 (Moderato)  Mvt 3 (Moderato)    Diamond: Duo   Satterwhite:  Time Considered   Kramer: Serbelloni Serenade   Biggs: Medieval Dance Suite   Erb Sunlit Peaks:  Mvt 1    Mvt 2 (Childrens Song)   Mvt 3

CD943: AMERICAN IMAGES 2. The Verdehr Trio Sebastian Currier: Verge; Joan Tower: Rain Waves; George Gershwin/William Brohn: I Got Variations; Dan Welcher: Phaedrus; John Biggs: Renaissance Bouquet; Charles Hoag: Sweet Melancholy (lost your dolly) SlowDrag Rag.

The Verdehr Trio - Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Silvia Roederer, piano. This is volume 13 of the Making of a Medium series, in which the Verdehr Trio presents some of the 200 new works that it has commissioned from many of the world's most prominent composers. Sebastian Currier teaches at Columbia University in NYC, Joan Tower from NYC lives in Hartford Conn.; William David Brohn is a renowned orchestrator and arranger for Broadway shows in NYC; Dan Welcher teaches at University of Texas at Austin; John Biggs lives in Ventura, California; Charles Hoag is professor of music at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. UPC 009414794321.  ORDER NOW     Click here for CD cover photo and details

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Currier Verge:
  Mvt 1(fast)  Mvt 2(slow)   Mvt 3(mechanical)   Mvt 4(dark)   Mvt 5(light)  Mvt 6(fractured)  Mvt 7(too much)  Mvt 8(too little)  Mvt 9(calm)    Tower: Rain Waves    Brohn: Variations   Welcher Phaedrus:  Mvt 1(Apollo's Lyre)  Mvt 2(Dionysus' Dream)    Biggs: Renaissance Bouquet    Hoag: Sweet Melancholy
 CD944: AUSTRIAN IMAGES. The Verdehr Trio. Iván Erod: Trio, op. 59*; Thomas Christian David: Trios Numbers 1, 2, and 3**; Gottfried von Einem: Verdehr-Trio, op. 97*.  The Verdehr Trio (Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Silvia Roederer* and Gary Kirkpatrick**, piano) has commissioned over 150 works for the violin, clarinet, piano trio and has recorded many of them on its Making of a Medium series on Crystal Records. This is volume 14 of that series. The Verdehr Trio is in residence at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. The group tours throughout the world and has regular concert series in Washington, DC, and New York City. UPC 009414794420   ORDER NOW   Click here for CD cover photo and Verdehr Trio details.

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Erod Trio:
  Mvt 1(Transitions)  Mvt 2(Variations)    David Trio No. 1:  Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Andante)  Mvt 3(Presto)    von Einem Trio:  Mvt 1(Etwas bewegter)  Mvt 2(Unruhig)  Mvt 3(Gemessen)  Mvt 4(Sturmisch)    David Trio No. 2:  Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Aria)  Mvt 3(Presto)    David Trio No. 3:  Mvt 1(Vivace)  Mvt 2(Andante)  Mvt 3(Moderato)

 CD945: DOUBLE CONCERTOS FOR VIOLIN AND CLARINET. by William Wallace, Dinos Constantinides, and James Niblock. Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, Kirk Trevor, Conductor; Slovak Radio Orchestra, Jiri Tomasek, Conductor. This is the 15th CD in the Verdehr Trio’s recordings of works they have commissioned, mostly for the trio combination of violin, clarinet, and piano. This CD features the violin and clarinet. Strad Magazine called their series "Remarkable collection by a remarkable ensemble" and the American Record Guide said "Brilliant in every department." The Verdehrs teach at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. UPC 009414794529ORDER NOW     Click here for CD cover photo and Verdehr Trio details.

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Wallace Concerto:
  Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Andante)  Mvt 3(Allegro vivace)    Constantinides Concerto of Psalms: Mvt 1(From the Heart)  Mvt 2(Eternal Song)  Mvt 3(Paean)    Niblock Concerto:  Mvt 1(Allegro moderato)  Mvt 2(Adagio)  Mvt 3(Allegro)

CD946: INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS. The Verdehr Trio.  Jennifer Higdon: Dash; Gernot Wolfgang: Reflections; Bright Sheng: Tibetan Dance; Stephen Chatman: Trio; Wolfgang Rihm: Gesangstück. This CD is volume 16 of the Making of a Medium series by the Verdehr Trio, which has commissioned more than 200 works for the violin, clarinet, piano ensemble. The Trio and the composers on this CD are a vibrant part of the international community. Performers in the Verdehr Trio are Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; and Silvia Roederer, piano. The Verdehrs are in residence at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. UPC 009414794628  ORDER NOW    Click here for CD cover photo and Verdehr Trio details.

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Higdon: Dash
    Wolfgang:  Reflections    Sheng:  Tibetan Dance:  Prelude   Song   Tibetan Dance    Chatman:  Trio:  Scales   Blues   Dance    Rihm:  Gesangstück

CD947: AMERICAN IMAGES 3 – The Michigan Connetctions.  The Verdehr Trio.  Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Silvia Roederer, piano.  David Liptak: Commedia; Arnold Black/William Bolcom: Envio; Robert Mann: Katchi-Katchi; Charles Ruggiero: Collage; James Hartway: Five Postcards (from Michigan). For over 30 years the Verdehr Trio has been commissioning, performing, and recording new works for violin, clarinet, and piano. Fanfare Magazine has said “the breadth of these commissions is amazing” and Strad Magazine says “the quality of the results is astonishingly high.” The group is in-residence at Michigan State University and tours worldwide regularly. This CD features composers with whom the Verdehr Trio has had connections in Michigan. UPC 009414794727  ORDER NOW    Click here for CD cover photo and Verdehr Trio details.

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Liptak:  Commedia   Mvt. 1   Mvt.2   Mvt.3   Mvt.4   
Black/Bolcom: Envoi    Mann: Katchi-Katchi    Ruggiero:  Collage    Hartway:  five postcards:  motor city   carillon tower   the falls   mysterious dunes   fudge island    Curtis-Smith:  Trio  Mvt.1   Mvt.2   Mvt. 3

CD948: THE VERDEHR TRIO, Making of a Medium, Vol. 18. Music from Down Under”
Peter Sculthorpe: Baltimore Songlines; Barry Conyngham: Playground; Douglas Knehans: Rive; Richard Mills: Four Miniatures; Christopher Marshall: Three Aspects of Spring.
The Verdehr Trio – Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Silvia Roederer, piano – is an acknowledged leader in the field of new music. This is the 18th CD in “The Making of a Medium” series, in which the Verdehr Trio has recorded more than 60 premiere recordings, a part of over 200 works that the group has commissioned. “The breadth of these commissions is amazing.” (Fanfare)  The quality of the results is astonishingly high.” (STRAD Magazine). This CD features music written for the group by composers from Australia and New Zealand. UPC 009414794826  ORDER NOW     Click here for CD cover photo and Verdehr Trio details.

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Sculthorpe: Baltimore Songlines
    Conyngham: Playground    Knehans: rive    Mills: Four Miniatures  Lento   Allegro   Adagio   Presto    Marshall: Three Aspects of Spring  October Idyll   Bushwalk   Synergy

 

 CD949 & CD970: AMERICAN IMAGES 4 & 5. These two CDs are volumes 19 and 20 of the Making of a Medium series by the Verdehr Trio – Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Silvia Roederer, piano. The Trio has commissioned over 225 works by some of the world’s most prominent composers. “The breadth of these commissions is amazing” (Fanfare). “The quality of the results is astonishingly high” (Strad) —— Click here for more details about the Verdehr Trio.


CD949: Ricardo Lorenz: Compass Points; Kevin Puts: Three Nocturnes; August Read Thomas: Dancing Helix Rituals; Lee Hoiby: Rock Valley Trio; Stefan Freund: Triodances. UPC 009414794925    ORDER NOW

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Lorenz:
Compass Points  Verde que te quiero Verdehr   In memoriam Robert Avalon   Scherzarengue    Puts: Three Nocturnes   Con moto   Flowing; non troppo lento   Molto adagio    Thomas: Dancing Helix Rituals    Hoiby:  Rock Valley Trio    Freund: Triodances   Freunuet and (Verdehr) Trio   Pastorale   Tarantelly  

CD970: Margaret Brouwer: Trio; Roberto Sierra: Recordando una Melodia Olvidada; Gernot Woflgang: Sketchbook; William Wallace: Sonata a Tre.  UPC 009414797025   ORDER NOW

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Brouwer Trio:  Mvmt I Joyful Moment
   Mvmt II Reverie   Mvmt III Escaping    Sierra: Recordando una melodia olvidada    Wolfgang Sketch Book: Green Island    Night Breeze   Chromatic Train    Wallace Sonata a Tre:  Mvmt I  Allegro  Mvmt II  Andante semplice   Mvmt III  Dance


CD971: VERDEHR TRIO, American Images 6 – The Making of a Medium vol 21. Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, Clarinet; Walter Verdehr, Violin; Silvia Roederer, Piano. 

Michael Daugherty, Ladder to the Moon; Pamela Madsen, Sea Change 1; Gerald Cohen, Variously Blue; Evan Chambers, Thorn and Flare.  UPC 009414797124.   ORDER NOW     

The Verdehr Trio has commissioned and performed over 225 new works. “The breadth of these commissions is amazing.” – Fanfare. “The quality of the results is astonishly high.” – Strad Magazine. Click here for more Verdehr Trio CDs.

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Daugherty: Ladder to the Moon  Night, New York
   Looking Up    Madsen: Sea Change 1    Cohen: Variously Blue    Chambers: Thorn and Fire    Flesher: Three Segments  Burlesque    Valse Lente    Energico

 

CD972: VERDEHR TRIO, American Images 7 – The Making of a Medium vol 22. Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, Clarinet; Walter Verdehr, Violin; Silvia Roederer, Piano. 

Jere Hutcheson, Rondo Brillante and Nocturnes of the Inferno; Pamela Madsen, Sea Change 2; George Gershwin, Promenade.  UPC 009414797223.   ORDER NOW

The Verdehr Trio has commissioned and performed over 225 new works. Featured on this CD are several firsts and lasts for the Verdehr Trio. The two Hutcheson works were the first works commissioned by the Trio, both written within the first five yesrs of the Trio’s founding in 1972. The last major commissioned work was David Winkler’s Warhol Appassionata. George Gershwin’s Promenade, the final piece on the CD, was the last piece performed by the Trio, as an encore on their final concert March 28, 2015 in Leon, Mexico, the 58th country in which the Trio had performed during its 43-year tenure.

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Hutcheson  Rondo Brillante   
Madsen  Sea Change 2   Winkler  Warhol Appassionata  Mvmt I  Molto espressivo   Mvmt II  Adagio   Mvmt III  Allegro, Energico     Hutcheson  Nocturnes of the Inferno   Cries and Murmurs   In a Dream   Night Creatures    Gershwin   Promenade

 

 

CD973– DOUBLE CONCERTOS FOR VIOLIN AND CLARINET; Walter Verdehr, Violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, Clarinet.  UPC 009414797322     ORDER NOW     

Richard Mills, Duo Concertante (Taipei Symphony, Richard Mills conducting): Stephen Chatman, Concerto for Clarinet, Violin, and Orchestra (Las Cruces Symphony, Lonnie Klein conducting); Paul Chihara, Love Music: Concerto for Violin, Clarinet, and Orchestra (Slovak Radio Orchestra, Kirk Trevor conducting); Thomas Christian David, Sonate für Klarinette und Violine  (Duo-Sonate Nr. 2)

Walter Verdehr and Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr have become legends for their 225 commissions and thousands of concerts with the Verdehr Trio. This CD shows some of their remarkable performances together as a Duo.

The Verdehr Trio has commissioned and performed over 225 new works. “The breadth of these commissions is amazing.” – Fanfare. “The quality of the results is astonishly high.” – Strad Magazine. Click here for more Verdehr Trio CDs.

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Mills  Duo Concertante   I. Lento-Allegro   II. Lento calmo   III. Presto
    Chatman  Concerto for Clarinet, Violin, and Orchestra  I. The shapes arise!   II. Sound your voice!   III. With love, with love   IV. Joy! Joy! All over joy    Chihara  Love Music: Concerto for Violin, Clarinet, and Orchestra  I. Moderato, con fantasia   II. Moderato cantabile   III. Allegro furioso    David  Sonate fűr Klarinette und Violine  I. Preludium   II. March and Variations

 

 

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C100:  BEETHOVEN   Three  Duos  for  Clarinet & Bassoon,   Michele Zukovsky, clarinet;   David Breidenthal, bassoon.     HAYDN   Three Trios for Violin, Clarinet, & Piano,   Verdehr Trio.   009414710048   Cassette SOLD OUT

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