Reger, Max / Reger, Max: Music For Clarinet And Piano (Alan Kay, Clarinet, Jon Klibinoff, Pia
Album: Reger, Max: Music For Clarinet And Piano (Alan Kay, Clarinet, Jon Klibinoff, Pia   Collection:Classical
Artist: Reger, Max   Added:Jun 2016
Label: Bridge Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-06-27 Pull Date: 2016-08-28 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Aug 14 Jul 3
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 11, 2016: Forest for the Trees
Prestissimo Assai (4:29)
2. Jul 02, 2016: Music Casserole
Allegretto Con Grazia, Vivvace (7:06)

Album Review
Gary Lemco
Reviewed 2016-06-26
Reger, Max: Music for Clarinet and Piano (Alan R. Kay, clarinet, Jon Klibinoff, piano)
Label: Bridge Records, 2016
Reviewed: 2016-29-05. Gary Lemco
Max Reger (1873-1916) was a German composer in the Brahms tradition of post-Romantic expression, conservative compared to his contemporaries in the 12-tone school. The clarinet works featured are lyrical and moody, rather dark-hued. Reger is fond of chromatic harmony and passing dissonances, though he remains tonal and aware of classical structures. He employs the clarinet’s full range, calling for sudden contrasts in color and register. His 2nd mvmts tend to be lively, the 3rd mvmts reflective. The Sonata in B-flat, Op. 107 is expansive, requiring strong breath-control. Its harmonies are more adventurous than the two Op. 49 sonatas. The last mvmt of Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp Minor quotes the Waltz of the Flowers from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. The opening Albumblatt and closing Tarantella give us soft undulations and then a jig in A-B-A form. These two pieces serve as Introduction and Encore to the entire album.
1. Albumblatt, WoO II/13 (1:49)
2. Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 49, No. 1, Allegro affanato (7:18)
3. Vivace (4:06)
4. Larghetto, ma non troppo, un poco con moto (3:46)
5. Prestissimo assai (4:29)
6. Sonata in F-sharp Minor, Op. 49. No. 2, Allegro dolente
7. Vivacissimo (2:43)
8. Larghetto, un poco con moto (4:12)
9. Allegretto affabile, con moto (5:01)
10. Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 107m Moderato (11:20)
11. Vivace (5:15)
12. Adagio (5:58)
13. Allegretto con grazia, vivvace (7:06)
14. Tarantella, WoO II/12 (1:25)

Track Listing
1. Albumblatt, Woo Ii/13 (1:49)   8. Larghetto, Un Poco Con Moto (4:12)
2. Sonata In A-Flat Major, Op. 49, No. 1, Allegro Affanato (7:18)   9. Allegretto Affabile, Con Moto (5:01)
3. Vivace (4:06)   10. Sonata In B-Flat Major, Op. 107m Moderato (11:20)
4. Larghetto, Ma Non Troppo, Un Poco Con Moto (3:46)   11. Vivace (5:15)
5. Prestissimo Assai (4:29)   12. Adagio (5:58)
6. Sonata In F-Sharp Minor, Op. 49. No. 2, Allegro Dolente   13. Allegretto Con Grazia, Vivvace (7:06)
7. Vivacissimo (2:43)   14. Tarantella, Woo Ii/12 (1:25)