Klezmer Dreams / Clarinet & Piano

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Label: ATMA Classique
Catalog: ACD22738
Format: CD

Quatuor Molinari; Moisan, André; Saulnier, Jean; Ranzenhofer, Olga

Clarinetist Andre Moisan, pianist Jean Saulnier, and the Molinari Quartet immerse themselves in the poignant and festive world of klezmer music. Their new recording “Klezmer Dreams” includes Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34 by Prokofiev, One Day of an Almost Ordinary Life by Airat Ichmouratov, Sholem-alekhem, rov Feidman! by the Hungarian composer Bela Kovacs and Osvaldo Golijov’s enigmatic The Dreams and Prayer of Isaac the Blind. Since 1977, Andre Moisan has been performing in public as a soloist, a chamber musician, and as a member of the MSO, establishing an international reputation for his mastery of his instrument. he has recorded eight albums as a soloist on the ATMA label, all of which have won praise from critics around the world. He has been a professor at the Universite de Montreal since 1989. Jean Saulnier has an active career as a soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue. He has recorded several major works of chamber music with Andre Moisan on the label ATMA. Recipient of eighteen Opus Prizes awarded by the Quebec Music Council the Molinari Quartet is described as an “essential,” “prodigious” ensemble, and “Canada’s answer to the Kronos or Arditti Quartet.”

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