The Barcelona Clarinet Players are a quartet of versatile clarinet players with a very wide trajectory and number of published Works. Innovation, fusion, interdisciplinarity and pedagogics are some of the concepts that best define the creative path of this ensemble formed by members of the Banda Municipal de Barcelona. Their performances are known by their meticulous chamber work and a curated and energetic staging.
Offertorium (Seed Music, 2018) is the fourth album recorded by the ensemble, a very contemporary record with five commissioned works, with music by very experienced and consolidated Catalan composers.
Other projects of the Players also show a narrow relation with contemporary composers and the intention to avoid tags related to genres and styles. In this sense, they are close to flamenco with the record Égloga, and year after year they captivate the small and big audience with the family show Planeta clarinet, a classical at L’Auditori de Barcelona.
Manuel Martínez, clarinet
Javier Vilaplana, clarinet
Martí Guasteví, corno di bassetto
Alejandro Castillo, bass clarinet
Album in physical and digital formats, with a 28 pages booklet with liner notes by the composers in English, Spanish and Catalan.
Offertorium includes the world premiere recordings of the pieces commissioned to the composers Joan Magrané, Bernat Vivancos, Carlos de Castellarnau, Raquel García Tomás and Josep Maria Guix.
The recording of the album took place at the Auditorio de la Diputación de Alicante in June 2017. Seed Music is publishing the album within the framework of their PREMIUM collection, with sound and music production by Santi Barguñó (Neu Records), design by Estudio Gerundio and photography by Ana Madrid. The CD can be purchased online at the Seed Music Store.
This is the group’s fourth album, a fully contemporary record with music by experienced and consolidated Catalan composers such as Bernat Vivancos and Josep Maria Guix, and excellent contemporary authors like Joan Magrané, Raquel García-Tomás and Carlos de Castellarnau.