Release Date: January 1, 2014
Catalog #: NV5934
Format: Digital & Physical
20th Century


Hindemith Masterworks For Clarinet

Richard Stoltzman clarinet

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra | Kirk Trevor conductor
Tashi | Richard Stoltzman clarinet; Ida Kavafian violin; Theodore Arm violin; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Fred Sherry cello
Yehudi Wyner piano

RESOLVE, the latest release on Navona Records from two-time Grammy® Award-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, showcases three Paul Hindemith clarinet-focused works, two of which are premiere recordings for Stoltzman.

These highly acclaimed compositions include Hindemith’s Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, originally written for Benny Goodman, Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet Op.30, previously released by TASHI – the beloved ensemble of which Stoltzman was a founding member – Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, featuring Yehudi Wyner.

Wyner, pianist and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, is a former teacher of Stoltzman and former student of Hindemith. Stoltzman says of recording the piece with Wyner, “Yehudi gave me a whole new perspective… he pointed out so many layers of color, and counterpoint, and structure that I never truly noticed before.”

These three pieces combine to create a unique showcase of the versatility and virtuosic abilities of Stoltzman as a soloist and Hindemith as a composer of clarinet music across a wide spectrum of ensemble forces, and are given new life by some of contemporary music’s most prominent figures.


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Artist Information

Richard Stoltzman


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.