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Introducing Julian Bliss

Feat. Debussy, Bruce, Prokofiev, Reich & Mozart

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This week we're thrilled to present another featured artist collection, and this time it's the British clarinetist Julian Bliss.

Julian began playing when he was just four, his teachers include the great German clarinettist Sabine Meyer, and today Julian himself is one of the world's finest. He's also not your average classical clarinettist, as if you look at his performance portfolio you'll spot that alongside his career as a concerto soloist and chamber musician, he's also a jazz artist. So, whilst he's no stranger to top classical venues such as Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, he's also played London's historic jazz haunt, Ronnie Scott's, with his jazz group, the Julian Bliss Septet. The programme here is a classical one – Claude Debussy, Sergey Prokofiev, Mozart, David Bruce and Steve Reich – but if you listen with the knowledge of his jazz side, you'll find that it will occasionally jump out at you over the course of these five works. So, here he is! Enjoy.

Speaker: Charlotte Gardner & Julian Bliss

  • Introducing Julian Bliss

  • An introduction to Debussy — Rhapsodie pour orchestre avec clarinette principal

  • Rhapsodie pour orchestre avec clarinette principal Preview Only

    Claude Debussy

    Julian Bliss, Bradley Moore2013
  • An introduction to Bruce — Gumboots

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    David Bruce

    Julian Bliss, Carducci String Quartet2015
  • An introduction to Prokofiev, Bliss — Flute Sonata in D major op. 94

  • Flute Sonata in D major op. 94 Preview Only

    Sergei Prokofiev (arr. Julian Bliss)

    Julian Bliss, Bradley Moore2013
  • An introduction to Reich — New York Counterpoint

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    Steve Reich

    Julian Bliss2016
  • An introduction to Mozart — Clarinet Concerto in A major KV 622

  • Clarinet Concerto in A major KV 622 Preview Only

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Julian Bliss, Mario Venzago, Royal Northern Sinfonia2014

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