Gamba Sonata No. 2 in D Major for Clarinet in A and Piano
LKMP S131017/ HL 262903
Clarinet in A, Piano
Bach’s Sonata for Viola da gamba and Harpsichord, BWV 1028, would later be incorporated into one of the composer’s greatest masterpieces, the St. Matthew’s Passion. This new transcription by world-class clarinetist Richard Stoltzman for Clarinet in A was inspired by collaborations with two great pianists. The joyful, improvisatory essence which this edition strives to capture stems from his 1980’s performance at the Tokyo Music Joy Festival with legendary jazz pianist Keith Jarrett. This publication’s clarinet part also contains a number of insightful interpretive markings in English, some of which come from the illuminating rehearsals Mr. Stoltzman had with Yehudi Wyner, the Pulitzer Prize winning composer, pianist, and harpsichordist of the world-renowned Bach Aria Group.