Alwyn: Clarinet Sonata; Divertimento

COMPOSERS: Alwyn
LABELS: Chandos
WORKS: Clarinet Sonata; Divertimento
PERFORMER: Haffner Wind Ensemble of London, etc/ Nicholas Daniel
CATALOGUE NO: CHAN 9197 DDD
Chandos continues its loyalty to William Alwyn’s music with this second volume of chamber pieces. They range from Crépuscule, a gently undulating piece for harp, to an Oboe Sonata rife with angular twists. His Clarinet Sonata explores the raucous, screeching nature of the instrument, without forgetting its expressive, singing qualities, and the Divertimento for solo flute juxtaposes haunting passages with frivolous fun. Excellent performances. Kate Sherriff

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