JOHN IRLEAND: Clarinet Sonata; ‘Sarnia’: An Island Sequence
SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Flute Sonata, Op. 94a (arranged for clarinet)
Philip O. Paglialonga clarinet & Richard Masters piano
HTGCD 173 – 5060332662449
A project featuring works by Ireland and Prokofiev which were composed during (and have a connection to) World War II. Both clarinet works were written in 1943 and Ireland’s ‘Sarnia’ was the piece that he was carrying with him when he fled from Guernsey directly ahead of the Nazi advance. The recording will offer a ‘North American’ interpretation of both works by John Ireland and an opportunity to hear the Prokofiev Flute Sonata arranged for clarinet.