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Fantasia - Martin - Gramophone

06 November 2006
Ivan March

An attractive recital from the charismatic Spanish clarinettist Maximiliano Martin (currently principal of the SCO) made the more so by superbly clean, clear articulation, balanced by ravishingly long-breathed lyrical phrasing and the highly sympathetic partnership provided by Inocencio Negrin. Martin plays with the widest range of dynamic: the first of Lutoslawski's Dance Preludes bursts in on the listener with exhilarating point and momentum, and the remaining four are played with great diversity of character and mood. A memorable performance of Debussy's Rapsodie, luminously languorous, soaringly sensuous, is framed by two simpler miniatures of Martin's compatriot Miguel Yust Moreno, each combining a languidly seductive melody with a brilliant cadenza. The Poulenc Sonata is piquantly witty; Nielsen's early Fantasy Piece is more simplistic, a song-without-words with a lively brief finale; and the programme ends with an entertaining display piece, full of virtuosity, as Antonio Romero y Andia tests his soloist with plentiful bravura. The recording is exceptionally live and immediate, so that the players are virtually at the end of one's room.

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