Liquid Crystal

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Liquid Crystal

Luke Carbon (clarinet) and Alex Raineri (piano) present a varied collection of music by composers Brahms, Berg, Beach, Bernstein and Gyger.

Luke Carbon (clarinet), Alex Raineri (piano)

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Liquid Crystal was two years in the making following concerts in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in 2019.

From the soaring melodies of Brahms' F minor Sonata to the cyclonically virtuosic modernity of Elliott Gyger, this album is one of arresting extremes. Also featured is an early work of Leonard Bernstein that captures both the melodic beauty and rhythmic vitality of Bernstein's signature style, an arrangement of Amy Beach's gorgeous 'Romance' (originally for violin) and Alban Berg's extraordinary Four Pieces wherein the listener is taken on a brief yet kaleidoscopic journey through expressionistic sentiment.

Luke Carbon and Alex Raineri are two of Australia's most in-demand and versatile freelance artists. This album is a "mixtape" of their favourite works for the clarinet and piano duo combination.

Track Listing:

Johannes Brahms: Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1
I. Allegro appassionato
II. Andante un poco adagio
III. Allegro grazioso
IV. Vivace

Alban Berg: Four Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 5
I. Mässig
II. Sehr langsam
III. Sehr rasch
IV. Langsam

Amy Beach: Romance for Violin and Piano, Op. 23 [Arr. Luke Carbon for Clarinet and Piano]

Leonard Bernstein: Sonata for Clarinet & Piano
I. Grazioso
II. Andantino – Vivace e leggier

Elliott Gyger: Liquid Crystal

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