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Artists: Sharon Kam - clarinet ·  Zohar Lerner  - violine  (Ponchielli) ·
Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn  - Ruben Gazarian ·  Dr. Nanna Koch - concertmaster ·  
Arrangements: Andreas N. Tarkmann, Jonathan Seers (Verdi)


 


"I love opera! I love going to the opera as much as going to concerts, and I admire this special art of music making from a distance, so to speak. At the same time, opera is constantly present in my life, since my husband Gregor is an opera conductor and together we listen to and study just about everything that is in the offing for both of us. It is hardly surprising, then, that in eighteen years of marriage I have come to love numerous stage works, and I have been able to witness close up the very different approaches required for a concert and for a work of musical theatre. As artists, we work in very different circles (so to speak), but these two worlds converge at home. In addition, I find singing really wonderful – it is after all the most natural way of making music! I do not have a good voice, but my children sing in a choir and I love to listen to them whenever possible.

One day Gregor said to me: if you love opera so much, why not go operatic yourself! That idea stuck and in the renowned arranger Andreas N. Tarkmann we found the right partner to help us put the idea into practice. He has a very good overview of the repertoire, and together we trawled Italian opera in search of suitable pieces, which he then tailored to our requirements. Well-thought-out dramatic composition was important to us in our task, in order to do justice to both the showcase pieces and the great emotions portrayed in grand opera. We were able to enlist the support of the Württembergisches Kammerorchester, an ensemble with which I have been making music for many years, and with them the clarinet became a veritable singing prima donna as it took on one role after another, expressing great emotional, life-changing moments. Do I need to mention how happy it has made me to be able to achieve my goal with this CD?"

Sharon Kam


 

Tracklist:

Gioachino Rossini (1792 - 1868)

01 »Del periglio al fero aspetto« (Aria aus »Maometto II«)  5:18


Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Four Romances from »Composizioni da camera«

02 »Deh, pietoso, oh Addolorata« (Adagio – Andante) 3:57
03 »Ad una stella« (Andantino) 2:32
04 »In solitaria stanza« (Andante mosso) 3:40
05 »Lo spazzacamino« (Allegro) 2:06

Gioachino Rossini

06 Bolero (aus »Album per canto e pianoforte«) 3:48

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Three Canzonas

07 »Sole e amore« (Studie zu »La Bohème«) 1:55
08 »Storiella d‘amore« 4:57
09 »Ore dolce e divino« (aus »La Rondine«) 4:47

Amilcare Ponchielli (1834 - 1886)

10 »Paolo e Virginia« for clarinet, violin and orchestra 8:16


Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (1876 - 1948)
Suite for clarinet and chamber orchestra

11 Intermezzo (aus »Susannas Geheimnis«) 2:27
12 Serenata (aus »Der Schmuck der Madonna«) 3:30
13 Intermezzo (aus »Die vier Grobiane«) 3:20
14 Danza napolitana (aus »Der Schmuck der Madonna«) 4:09

Gioachino Rossini

15 »Nacqui all‘affano« (Finale aus »La Cenerentola«) 7:01


Sharon Kam Klarinette · clarinet
Zohar Lerner Violine · violin (Ponchielli)
Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn · Ruben Gazarian
Arrangements: Andreas N. Tarkmann · Jonathan Seers (Verdi)

 


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