Richard Stoltzman and Mika Yoshida(3)

February 23.2017

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Richard Stoltzman has made an effort to play new music for the clarinet.

Toru Takemitsu had composed the “Fantazuma / Cantos” for Stoltzman.

Toru Takemitsu (武満 徹) was a Japanese composer and writer on aesthetics and music theory.

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I found an interesting clip.

Takemitsu was acclaiming about Stoltzman in the first part of the video(日本語です).

In addition Stolzman and Takemistu had a conversation at the end of the portion of the video.

I think their conversation is invaluable.

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Also Richard Stoltzman has performed with pop artists like Chick Corea, Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Mel Tormé and Judy Collins.

Stoltzman is noted for his double lip embouchure, wide vibrato, and ability to mimic the sound of a human voice on the clarinet.

下記解説はSony Music Shopから引用しました。
彼の奏法は、ダブル・リップ奏法と呼ばれるやや特殊なもので、上の唇で歯を巻いて楽器を構え、歯でくわえて固定しないため柔らかく構えることから、より繊細な表現が可能となっています。高音域での極弱音や、クロスオーバー音楽のアルバムなどでは、あたかも人間の声のようなビブラートや音色を持つ、数少ないクラリネット奏者です。

Here is Toru Takemitsu’s work “Fantasma/Cantos”.

Here is Richard Stoltzman advertise his first concert in New York City, on January 14, 2012.

Here is Richard Stoltzman and Kenichi Tsunoda Big Band play “Fascinating Rhythm”.

Here is Richard Stoltzman play “Clarinet Concerto” by Aaron Copland
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor and London Symphony Orchestra

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Photo above of Richard Stoltzman and Yousui Inoue(井上陽水)  from Mika Stoltzmanのブログ http://www.mikarimba-stoltzman.net/

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