ALEXANDER TANSMAN (1897-1986): Clarinet Concerto, Concertino for Oboe, Clarinet and Strings, 6 Movements for Strings.
Catalogue Number: 05M006
Description: First recordings of the two concerted works, the 20-minute Concertino (1950) a six-movement suite-like piece which, in keeping with Tansman's stylistic pluralism, has neo-baroque elements, linear writing, modernist rhythms and dissonance and intense and somber expression in and across its constituent parts. The 1957 concerto is almost neo-romantic with its sinuous contours and tender melodies opening out into a folk-dance inspired finale while the Movements of 1962 are another polystylistic sequence unified by their deftly conceived interrelationships. Jean-Marc Fessard (clarinet), Laurent Decker (oboe), Silesian Chamber Orchestra; Miroslaw Jacek Blaszczyk.