Release Date: May 1, 2009
Catalog #: NV5812
Format: Digital & Physical
20th Century

The Music of Copland & McKinley

Kim Ellis clarinet
Richard Stoltzman clarinet
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra | Kirk Trevor conductor

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Track Listing & Credits

# Title Composer Performer
01 Clarinet Concerto: I. Slowly and expressively - Cadenza Aaron Copland Kim Ellis, clarinet; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra | Kirk Trevor, conductor 8:27
02 Clarinet Concerto: II. Rather fast Aaron Copland Kim Ellis, clarinet; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra | Kirk Trevor, conductor 8:59
03 Clarinet Duets, Book 2: I. William Thomas McKinley Kim Ellis, clarinet; Richard Stoltzman, clarinet 2:45
04 Clarinet Duets, Book 2: II. William Thomas McKinley Kim Ellis, clarinet; Richard Stoltzman, clarinet 0:57
05 Clarinet Duets, Book 2: III. William Thomas McKinley Kim Ellis, clarinet; Richard Stoltzman, clarinet 1:22
06 Clarinet Duets, Book 2: IV. William Thomas McKinley Kim Ellis, clarinet; Richard Stoltzman, clarinet 1:30
07 Clarinet Duets, Book 2: V. William Thomas McKinley Kim Ellis, clarinet; Richard Stoltzman, clarinet 1:59
08 Clarinet Duets, Book 2: VI. William Thomas McKinley Kim Ellis, clarinet; Richard Stoltzman, clarinet 2:46
09 Concerto for Two Clarinets & Orchestra: I. Allegro William Thomas McKinley Kim Ellis, clarinet; Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra | Kirk Trevor, conductor 6:00
10 Concerto for Two Clarinets & Orchestra: II. Valse con moto William Thomas McKinley Kim Ellis, clarinet; Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra | Kirk Trevor, conductor 6:42
11 Concerto for Two Clarinets & Orchestra: III. Presto Molto Subito William Thomas McKinley Kim Ellis, clarinet; Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra | Kirk Trevor, conductor 9:05

Clarinet Concerto and Concerto for Two Clarinets & Orchestra
Recorded May 2008 in Bratislava, Slovakia with the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Kirk Trevor

Clarinet Duet Book II
Recorded January 2007 at Futura Productions in Roslindale, MA

Produced by Bob Lord

Product Manager Sean Joncas

Recording Producer Emil Niznansky

Sound Engineer Hubert Geschwandtner

Mastering Shaun Michaud

Design Leeann Leftwich Zajas
www.llzdesign.com

Artist Information

William Thomas McKinley

Composer

Born in Kensington PA, near Pittsburgh, William Thomas McKinley (December 9, 1938 - February 3, 2015) began playing piano at local jazz clubs when he was a boy, and, at the age of 12, undoubtedly became the youngest member of the American Federation of Musicians. He went on to perform, record, and compose for some of the great jazz artists such as Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Eddie Gomez, Gary Burton, Rufus Reed, Dave Holland, and Billy Hart, among others. On the classical side, McKinley has earned numerous awards from such institutions as the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Koussevitzky Foundation, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and eight NEA grants, along with commissions from The London Symphony, The Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, the Fromm Foundation, and the Naumburg Foundation. He has composed over 300 works.

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Richard Stoltzman

Clarinetist

Richard Stoltzman's virtuosity, technique, imagination, and communicative power have revolutionized the world of clarinet playing, opening up possibilities for the instrument that no one could have predicted. He was responsible for bringing the clarinet to the forefront as a solo instrument, and is still the world's foremost clarinetist. Stoltzman gave the first clarinet recitals in the histories of both the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall, and, in 1986, became the first wind player to be awarded the Avery Fisher Prize.

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Kim Ellis

Clarinetist

Dr. Kim S. Ellis is a native of Rockford, Illinois. She has been principal clarinetist with the Symphony of Southeast Texas since 1990 and is a Buffet Crampon USA performing artists. She is an active performer and clinician at conventions and clinics throughout the United States including the Texas Music Educators Assosication, Festival of Texas Composers, Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, College Music Society-South Chapter, Sarasota Music Festival, and the University of New Hampshire Chamber Music Festival.

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