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Carter Johnson
Carter Johnson

ClaireClarinet Virtuoso

  • It was not only the playing of the gifted clarinettist that inspired Brahms, but also the sound of the Ottenstein clarinet, which sounded much softer and warmer than the "modern" clarinet already adapted to orchestral use at that time. The two clarinet sonatas op. 120 dedicated to Mühlfeld and the Trio op. 114 are played by the Israeli clarinettist Chen Halevi on two Ottenstein copies. Jan Schultsz accompanies on an original fortepiano by Streicher from 1871, and cellist Claire Thirion joins them for the Trio op. 114.Chen Halevi has performed with several of the most important orchestras in the United States, Europe, and Japan, including the Israel Philharmonic, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the European Soloists, the Heilbronn Chamber Orchestra, the Moscow Virtuosi, the Jerusalem Radio Orchestra, the MDR Philharmonic Leipzig, the NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, and the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. He studied the clarinet with Yitzchak Kazap and Richard Lesser, continuing with Mordechai Rechtman and Chaim Taub for his chamber music studies. Today, Chen Halevi is considered to be one of the world's leading virtuoso clarinettists, playing recitals, concertos, and chamber music with equal success. He is famous for his impressive repertoire range that goes from the most difficult contemporary music to playing early music on authentic 'period' instruments. Tracks Name

  • Brahms: Clarinet Sonata, Op. 120 No. 1

  • Clarinet Sonata, Op. 120 No. 2

  • Clarinet Trio, Op. 114

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