Roeland Hendrikx Ensemble
Zayt Gezunterheyt: The folk soul of the Eastern clarinet
If Eastern art music has a folk heart, its arteries are Roma and Klezmer sounds. From the orientalist imagination of Glazunov, the Jewish adoption of Prokofiev, the Uzbek inspiration of Khachaturian, to the Romani-Hungarian roots of Kokai and the Balkanism of Jan van der Roost: all composers on this disc build on the same toolbox of themes and techniques, and they all rely on the clarinet as the ultimate interpreter of this lore. Acknowledged and exquisitely performed by the Roeland Hendrikx Ensemble.
- 1. Aleksandr Glazunov - Rêverie Orientale
2. Sergei Prokofiev - Overture on Hebrew Themes, op. 34
3-6. Aram Khachaturian - Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano
7-10. Rezső Kókai - Quartettino
11. Jan Van der Roost - Euterpe