151 plays

L'Isle Joyeuse

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet


L’Isle Joyeuse - Claude Debussy

Piano: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

L'Embarquement pour Cythère

L’Embarquement pour Cythère 

In 1904, Debussy was inspired by this famous painting by Antoine Watteau to create a ‘musical picture’ - He has done so in L’Isle Joyeuse.

Oozing with beautifully intricate French Impressionist harmonies and buckets of whole tone, this show-stopping party piece is the epitome of French Impressionist music that was so popular in the late 1800s/early 1900s, that of which the incredible Jean-Efflam captures perfectly. Such a beautiful and uplifting piece of music.

Still a top favourite.

12 April 2014 ·

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10 April 2014 ·

260 plays

Clarinet Concerto: Cadenza

Andreas Ottensamer

Clarinet Concerto: Cadenza - Aaron Copland

Clarinet: Andreas Ottensamer 

One of my favourite interpretations of this famous cadenza. I love the subtle jazz inflections, and also his incredibly light and soft articulation! 

If you’re unfamiliar with this guy, he is the principle clarinet of the Berliner Philharmoniker. He’s very good.

7 April 2014 ·

714 plays

Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18, 1st movement


Сергей Рахманинов. Второй концерт для фортепиано с оркестром. Часть I.

(Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18, 1st movement).

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1 April 2014 ·


Tosca Bass Clarinet 

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25 March 2014 ·

(Source: whatshouldwecallclarinet)

21 March 2014 ·

1,327 plays


Composer: Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)

Work: Poco adagio from Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of a thousand” (1906)

Performer: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; conducted by Bernard Haitink

So eerie! Love it!

17 March 2014 ·

113 plays

Stamitz - Concerto for Flute & Orchestra in G major - III. Rondo. Allegro

James Galway

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra No. 1 in G major: III. Rondo, Allegro - Carl Stamitz

Flute: Sir James Galway
Conductor: André Prieur
Orchestra: New Irish Chamber Orchestra

Such a jolly tune!

16 March 2014 ·

So today I nearly drowned myself in tears, because I noticed my clarinet has a crack that runs through TWO tone holes! 

Literally hating life. 

12 March 2014 ·

My Music Psychology Survey!

Hey everyone,

So I’m doing a music psychology paper about music and study, and part of it involves releasing a survey/questionnaire to the public. I would be soooo grateful if you could take the time to complete this survey. It literally will not take longer than 1 minute, and it’s all multiple choice (so you don’t actually have to type anything!)

It’s all anonymous - you don’t have to give any names or anything either :)

You can access the survey HERE

If you have any further questions or comments regarding this topic then feel free to send me a message, and anything we chat about would be immensely helpful towards my paper!

Cheers guys!

11 March 2014 ·

59 plays


Stephen Sondheim

"Company" from Company - Stephen Sondheim 

My University recently did a production of this show, and I loved it! All the songs are brilliant (of course, it’s Sondheim). If you haven’t seen it, then do! 

8 March 2014 ·

2,949 plays




hannibalsmusic :

Бородин, Ноктюрн

Ален Kremski, фортепиано

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5 March 2014 ·

I have a cold, but I’m meant to be playing Schumann’s Fantasiestucke tomorrow and I just feel all bleurghhhhh


4 March 2014 ·

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3 March 2014 ·

Spain - Chick Corea

Pan-Flute: Damian Draghici
Clarinet: Eddie Daniels

This is so cool! Jazz Pan-Flute! 

3 March 2014 ·


Hey, my name's Alex :)

21 years old, originally from London, but now live in Bath!

I play the Clarinet, Piano and Recorder

This blog is a mixture of classical music and random stuff. I also do competitions, so if you're interested keep an eye out! I have a Flute, Clarinet and Strings Cycle, which is a compilation of all Flute, Clarinet and Strings audio tracks I have uploaded onto my Tumblr so far, check them out! (I'm now working on a Piano cycle!)

If you want to get to know me more then just message me or follow me on Twitter, or check out my YouTube channel!

Hope you like the stuff on here :)

Thanks guys x