JOHN DANKWORTH (b.1927): Suite for Emma, Picture of Jeannie, LEONARD BERNSTEIN (1933-1990): Clarinet Sonata, AARON COPLAND (1900-1990): Clarinet Sonata.
Catalogue Number: 03K080
Description: Dating from 1987, Dankworth's music for the clarinettist here is in the form of a suite (Valse, Pavane, Scherzo, Ballade and Clarentella) with each piece like a classical song but with jazz undertones never far away. Bernstein's short (11 min.) Hindemith-meets-jazz piece (1942) and Copland's full-length sonata of 1943 share similar American mid-century musical preoccupations. Emma Johnson (clarinet), John Lenehan (piano).