Todd Levy, principal clarinet of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Santa Fe Opera, presents Rhapsodie, a diverse array of classical 20th-century works for his instrument. Grammy Award-winning clarinetist Todd Levy, who holds the principal chairs with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Santa Fe Opera, presents Rhapsodie, an astonishing array of classic 20th-century works for his instrument. The rich pallette of colors and immense versatility of the clarinet is on full display in impressionistic Debussy and Ravel, Cubanisto-style Bernstein, pastoral Finzi, the folk idioms of Bartok, klezmer inspiration by Béla Kovács, blues-inflected Libby Larsen and genrebending Paquito D'Rivera. Todd's technical wizardry is flawless throughout and is matched by his collaborators pianists Jeannie Wu and Elena Abend, and guitarist Rene Izquierd.
Listening link: https://soundcloud.com/usicompanynternationaltd/sets/rhapsodie-20th-centuryclarinet-classics