September 12, 2014

John Adams ‘Gnarly Buttons’ BBC NOW

John Adams‘s clarinet concerto, Gnarly Buttons, was the work that emerged with most integrity here. Soloist¬†Mark Simpson, a Radio 3 Young Generation artist and – like Adams – both a clarinettist and a composer, was thoughtful and virtuosic, while conductor¬†Eric Stern proved an energising source throughout the performance.

The Guardian / BBC NOW Hoddinott Hall Cardiff / November 2013

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