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Radio 3 Broadcast of Mozart Clarinet Concerto

Radio 3 Broadcast of Mozart Clarinet Concerto

Today's Radio 3 'Afternoon Concert' was from the Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts in 2012, when the orchestra made its debut tour of China, featuring Robert Plane as soloist in Mozart's Clarinet Concerto. The conductor was Thierry Fisher and the 2,000 members of the audience were joined by 6m people watching live on Chinese television.
Robert Plane – Radio 3 in Concert – Weber Clarinet Concerto no. 1

Robert Plane – Radio 3 in Concert – Weber Clarinet Concerto no. 1

‘Radio 3 in Concert’ on Thursday evening comes from Aberystwyth Arts Centre, where Ryan Bancroft and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales continue the orchestra’s Beethoven cycle.

Between the composer’s fledgling first symphony and his iconic fifth is a gem of the woodwind repertoire, Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No 1, written three years after Beethoven’s fifth symphony and also considered innovative for its time. The soloist is BBC NOW’s Principal Clarinettist, Robert Plane.

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Robert Plane’s performance of A Celestial Breath by Chris Malloy on BBC Radio 3 Hear and Now

Robert Plane’s performance of A Celestial Breath by Chris Malloy on BBC Radio 3 Hear and Now

On tonight's programme, Robert Worby presents highlights from Sonorities 2018 - Belfast's important festival of electronic music which is held every two years. In April this year, Robert Plane was involved in a series of concerts at the festival covering a wide range of repertoire including Boulez's Dialogue de l’ombre double for Clarinet and Electronics. Robert's performance of 'A Celestial Breath' by Chris Malloy features in tonight's programme.
Robert Plane to give live performance of Boulez Dialogue de l’ombre double for clarinet and electronics

Robert Plane to give live performance of Boulez Dialogue de l’ombre double for clarinet and electronics

"Boulez Dialogue de l’ombre double is an epic masterpiece, huge in scale, and demanding in terms of technique, concentration and stamina. It's dazzling, intriguing and thought-provoking in equal measure. The spacial element of the electronic contribution, sending prerecorded sound around the hall from six speakers, is inspired. One of the biggest challenges I’ve ever taken on but worth it, without question!"
Premiere performance of Mark Boden’s Clarinet Concerto with BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Premiere performance of Mark Boden’s Clarinet Concerto with BBC National Orchestra of Wales

As part of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales's 90th birthday celebrations during 2018, the orchestra's concert on 28th March will includes two world premieres, each written by a welsh composer. Mark Boden’s Clarinet Concerto has been written for BBC NOW Principal Clarinet, Robert Plane and Guto Puw’s Camouflage: a BBC Radio 3 and Ty Cerdd Commission.
Midnight’s Children – premiere recording

Midnight’s Children – premiere recording

On September 12th and 13th, Robert Plane, Ittai Shapira and BBC National Orchestra of Wales make the premiere recording of ‘Midnight’s Children’, a double concerto for violin and clarinet by violinist/composer Ittai Shapira.

This composition is inspired by Salman Rushdie’s novel, Midnight’s Children, which examines questions of loss and political violence.   Read more

Esteemed Clarinettist Robert Plane and the fabulous Carducci Quartet join forces at Guiting Music Festival 22nd July

Esteemed Clarinettist Robert Plane and the fabulous Carducci Quartet join forces at Guiting Music Festival 22nd July

Esteemed clarinettist Robert Plane and the fabulous Carducci Quartet join forces in performances of Herbert Howells Rhapsodic Quintet and Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581 on Saturday 22 July as part of Guiting Music Festival’s 2017 programme. For nearly half a century the Guiting Music Festival has been a highlight of the Cotswolds’ summer calendar, bringing an exciting variety of highly talented performances of Classical, Jazz and Folk music by artists from around the world. Read more

Robert Plane tours with the Sacconi Quartet

Robert Plane tours with the Sacconi Quartet

Robert Plane has gained an enviable reputation for his performances and recordings of the magnificent English repertoire for clarinet. This October he looks forward to showcasing the multi-talented English composer and pianist, York Bowen’s sublime Phantasy Quintet Op. 93 for bass clarinet with the Sacconi Quartet.

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