Dante Dances: Music For Clarinet & Piano

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Label: Mark Records
Catalog: 52343-MCD
Format: COMPACT DISC

Doyle, Julianne Kirk; Sitton, Michael

In her debut solo album Dante Dances, clarinetist Julianne Kirk Doyle teams up with Michael Sitton, piano, in performances of works by Dan Welcher and Douglas Lilburn, along with premiere recordings of works by Crane School of Music Faculty Emeriti Elliott Del Borgo and Arthur Frackenpohl. When queried about this collection of works, Dr. Doyle responded: “All the works on this album are very close to my heart. Although they preceded me at Crane, I had the good fortune of working with both Elliot Del Borgo and Arthur Frackenpohl on their compositions. Dan Welcher was a former student at Crane, and he visited campus during the 125th anniversary of the School of Music. On a concert retrospective of his works, I performed Dante Dances, which he enjoyed very much. I have programmed the work multiple times since, including a performance at the International Clarinet Association conference, at which Dan was in attendance. My copy of Lilburn’s Sonatina was a gift from a colleague in New Zealand, and the work captured me from the first time I played it through. I have since had many students perform this charming work. It also has the added pedagogical benefit of utilizing the A clarinet, providing great opportunity to showcase the lyricism and richness of that instrument.”

Price: $11.99