Rory Boyle: Music for clarinet

FORTHCOMING: 24 MARCH 2017

Fraser Langton (clarinet)
James Willshire (piano)
Trio Dramatis

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Building on the legacy of Rory Boyle’s own youthful studies as a clarinettist and pianist, the works on this new portrait disc span a near forty-year compositional period, from the Sonatina – written as a gift to Boyle’s teacher Lennox Berkeley – to Dramatis Personae and Burble, written for the present performers. Fraser Langton’s communicative flair in this music – with its striking rhythmic energy and refreshing absence of sentimentality – is infectious, while pianist James Willshire already has an acclaimed solo album of Boyle’s piano music to his credit (released on Delphian in 2011, Boyle’s sixtieth-birthday year). Together, and joined by Rosalind Ventris on viola in the concluding trio, they bring to life the composer’s inventiveness, humour, and unfailing sense of melodic line.

  • Recording venue(s): Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
  • Recording dates: 4-6 September 2016
  • Physical format: Jewel case
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Number of tracks: 13
  • Total playing time: 60:08
  • First UK release date: March 24, 2017

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