offers a collection of eight new pieces for clarinet and piano inspired by Slovenian folk traditions. Duo Claripiano encouraged the creation of new pieces themselves, inviting eight composers from different generations (Andrej Makor, Tomaž Habe, Katarina Pustinek Rakar, Jani Golob, Peter Šavli, Tadeja Vulc, Andrej Misson in Helena Vidic) who contribute compositional treatments of Slovenian folk motives, dedicating them to Tatjana and Dušan. Simona Moličnik writes in the booklet: All the pieces on the present album receive distinctive performances, from deep within the score and out to the listeners via expression of a truly sensitive experience of the material and made possible by the unconditional commitment of Tatjana and Dušan. It is an excellent mix of tone colors and an intimate interweaving of individual phrases in which the technical difficulty is obscured by the unbounded confidence of two artists, guiding the listener into an open and timeless place, perhaps a truly Slovenian statement. Published by ZKP, Publishing and Record Label of Radio Slovenija in collaboration with “Prvi” Radio Slovenija. Music Producer: Janja Velkavrh, Design: Žiga Culiberg, Photos: Janez Kotar
Duo Claripiano participated at International Clarinet Conference in “Cultural Center Conde Duque” in Madrid where it held a recital on 24th July. This years’ main theme was Spanish music of Romaticism and especially composer Antonio Romero. Duo Claripiano played 5 Pieces in Folk style op. 102 by Robert Schumann (orig. for Violoncello and Piano) and Dance Preludes by Witold Lutoslawski. Exclusive clarinet maker “Schwenk&Seggelke” from Bamberg partly sponsored their performance for the first time - since 2014 Dušan Sodja is playing on clarinets of this renowned german clarinet maker.
After two outstanding concerts of Duo Claripiano celebrating their 20th anniversary of musicianship in Ljubljana (Slovenian Philharmonic) and Maribor (Union Hall), clarinetist Dušan Sodja and pianist Tatjana Kaučič recorded their 4th CD. They chose four important works by 20th century composers Claude Debussy, Gerald Finzi, Witold Lutoslawski and Krzysztof Penderecki as well as compositions by slovenian composers written for them: Lojze Lebič, Janez Matičič, Ljubo Rančigaj and Three Fairy Tales by Marijan Lipovšek. CD has been released by ZKP RTV Slovenija record label and recorded in studios of Radio Slovenija. CD was partly sponsored by Zavarovalnica Triglav.
Celebrating 20th Anniversary - 4 June 2014 in Slovenian Philharmony
ROMANTIC CLARIPIANO is our new CD containing best romantic works by Saint-Saens (Sonate op.167), Schumann (Sonate op. 105) and Brahms (Sonate op. 120/1). Audio excerpts are available in Discography. The Clarinet Review >>>