British Music for Clarinet


Murray Khouri clarinet; Peter Pettinger piano; John McCabe piano

HTGCD 149/50 – 5060332662746

2 CDs

Release date: 28th October, 2022

Heritage presents a 2 CD collection of British music for clarinet and piano, performed by the late Murray Khouri. Included are sonatas by Stanford, Ireland, Howells, Bax, Arnold, Horowitz and works by Finzi and Benjamin, performances that garnered high praise on first release. 

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CD 1
John Ireland: Fantasy-Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

Arnold Bax: Clarinet Sonata
Molto Moderato-Vivace

Gerald Finzi: Five Bagatelles for clarinet and piano, Op. 23

Joseph Horowitz: Clarinet Sonatina
Allegro calmato-Lento, quasi andante-Con brio

Malcolm Arnold: Sonatina for clarinet and piano, Op. 29
Allegro con brio-Andantino-Furioso

Charles Villiers Stanford: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Allegro moderato-Caoine-Allegretto grazioso

Herbert Howells: Sonata for clarinet and piano
Con moto-Allegro ritmico

Arthur Benjamin: Le Tombeau de Ravel (Valse-Caprices)
Introduzione: Allegro molto – poco lento – Presto, volante – Andante, semplice – Allegro, vigoroso – Allegretto, preciso – Lento, intimo – Finale: Non troppo allegro


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    ‘Expertly performed by Khouri…..performance abounds with flair and virtuosity’ (of Bax) Gramophone

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    ‘Refreshingly inventive’ (of Finzi) Gramophone

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    ‘The good-humoured ribaldry of this skilled playing’ (of Horowitz) Gramophone

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