Michael Collins (clarinet) and friends in concert at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Poulenc: Sonata for clarinet and piano; Sextet for piano and wind. Glinka: Trio Pathetique.
Michael Collins and friends begin a week's celebration of the chamber works of Poulenc at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. The, at times mournful, sonata for clarinet is a late work written for Benny Goodman and dedicated to his friend, the composer Honegger. The sextet for piano and woodwind is quite clearly in the neoclassical vein in the mode of Stravinsky and Poulenc makes full use of the instruments' characters to produce his trademark acerbic yet witty finish. Glinka's Trio is by contrast a work of full-blown and theatrical romanticism. He is joined for Poulenc's Sextet by Members of Stevenson Winds, all students at the RCS making their Lunchtime Concert debut.
Poulenc: Sonata for clarinet and piano
Glinka: Trio Pathetique in D minor
Poulenc: Sextet for Piano and Wind
Michael Collins, clarinet
Peter Whelan, bassoon
Scott Mitchell, piano
Members of Stevenson Winds:
Alasdair Garrett, flute
Alice McArthur, oboe
Christopher McShane, bassoon
Andrew MacLean, horn.
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