Every now and then, two globe-trotting musicians wind up in the same place at the same time. And I get a nice feeling of satisfaction when I manage to arrange a musical meeting for such artists – especially if they’ve been crossing paths for years and years while only rarely getting to play together. Canadian clarinetist James Campbell lives in Indiana, and Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin lives in Boston.
They had a wonderful time catching up with each other and working through this terrific set of music.
Johannes Brahms's Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Op. 120
Alban Berg's Four Pieces for Clarinet and Piano
Francis Poulenc's Sonata for Clarinet and Piano.