— Tonight, I listen to the clarinet sounding
from beyond the sky, like distant words
coming from a typhoon at heart.
Latest clarinet music album
REMOTE GALAXY by Flint Juventino Beppe
Featuring «Distant Words» Op.43b
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor
Mark van de Wiel, clarinet
Nominated for a Grammy Award 2015 in the category «Best surround sound album».
— This is a terrific work that deserves to be taken up by clarinetists and orchestras.
[...] — In the latter the range (and jazzy virtuosity) of Mark van de Wiel´s clarinet seems to play the unsung role of a lover. This, the lightest piece in the collection, surely deserves a further shelf life in the concert hall.
Mark van de Wiel and Philharmonia Orchestra
— I very much enjoyed preparing and performing Distant Words. Flint Juventino understands the clarinet's voice very well, and gives it a combination of lyricism and virtuosity, which is most rewarding to play. I was thrilled to have the chance to record it with Maestro Ashkenazy and my Philharmonia colleagues.
Mark van de Wiel, solo clarinettist Philharmonia Orchestra, London — «Distant Words» (a title, one suspects, where the composer has indulged in a little wordplay on "words" and "worlds"!) is, for a work scored for a homogeneous group of instruments in the chamber-music tradition, an astonishingly multi-faceted composition. The extreme range of the clarinet is given a virtuosic but at the same time restrained, almost ascetic, solo part. Light and vitality permeate the whole piece — the composer hints at a sense of euphoria over the presence of the girl, but at the same time the listener feels a hesitant tenderness, a distance of Schubertian proportions.
Wolfgang Plagge, professor
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«Distant Words» Op.43
Clarinet in Bb and string trio (Op.43a)
Clarinet in Bb and string orchestra (Op.43b)
Performed by Mark van de Wiel (clarinet) and Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Watch a live performance of«Distant Words» Op.43b No.2 (excerpt)
Live performance by Roger Arve Vigulf, clarinet & Pluri_Art Orchestra, Moscow, conducted by Viacheslav Valeev. Yuri Medianik, concert master. Choreography: Flint Juventino Beppe. Published with kind permission from the artists.
«Fantasy» Op.67 (Clarinet, Cello and Piano)
Live performance by Roger Arve Vigulf, clarinet, Johannes Martens, cello & Andrew Ball, piano. Published with kind permission from the artists.
Clarinet solo from «Vicino alla Montagna» Op.58b
Performed by Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Flint Juventino Beppe. Clarinet solo: Mark van de Wiel.
Clarinet solo from «Running laps of Eternity Op.37» No.3
Performed by Norwegian Radio Orchestra, conducted by Ari Rasilainen.
The following works include the repertoire for clarinet as solo instrument.
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Chronological list | Reviews
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«Modo Dixisti» Op.14
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, French horn in F and Bassoon
«Seasons Will Do» Op.35
Flute, Clarinet in Bb, Trumpet in Bb, Guitar, Perc:1, Soprano, Violin, Cello and Piano
«And so I did» Op.41
Ensembles (Flute, Clarinet in Bb, French horn in F, Trumpet in Bb, Violin, Cello and Piano
Dedicated to Roger Arve Vigulf
Dedicated to Roger Arve Vigulf
Clarinet in Bb, Cello and Piano
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