When I had this idea to build up a recital dedicated to Swiss Music for Bass Clarinet, one of my first wishes was to include the contrabass clarinet, in order to show this instrument in a solo situation. And after a long search, I found many pieces for bass clarinet, but only this one for contrabass clarinet (this piece can also be played n the bass clarinet).
The title of this piece, "El Mar", is a word game between the sea (in spanish: El Mar) - a recurrent reference in Lehmann's music, and the name of the (Contrabass) Clarinet player from Zurich: Elmar Schmid.
In this piece you can hear some of the solo possibilities of this instrument, exploring the noisy and dynamic range of one of the lowest members of the clarinet family.
Stay tuned for the upcoming videos, and ...
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