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CD-R from mp3.com Composed and Conducted by John Williams
Format: CD-R (Thanks to Miguel Andrade!) Produced by David Blumberg
Total Playing Time: 21:20 (Williams)
Date: Feb 13, 2003 Bohemian Orchestra
Cat. No. CO24-131 Michele Zukovsky, Principal Clarinettist

Bohemian Orchestra? Riverside County Orhcestra?

Track Listing

     John Williams
. Movement 1 (5:11)
2. Cadenza (3:12)
3. Movement 2 (7:17)
4. Movement 3 (5:40)

    Carl Maria von Weber
5. Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 26 (8:18)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta
    Clarinet: Michele Zukovsky

The Clarinet Concerto was written for Michele Zukovsky, principal clarinettist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She performed the world premiere of the Clarinet Concerto with the Riverside County Philharmonic conducted by John Williams on April 13, 1991. The live recording mentioned above is credited to the "Bohemian Orchestra" conducted by John Williams but is presumably a recording of the premiere.

Principal Clarinetist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic MICHELE ZUKOVSKY has appeared frequently at the Hollywood Bowl and at the Music Center, and she has been a guest soloist with orchestras throughout the world. Ms. Zukovsky also performs regularly at the Philharmonics Chamber Music Society concerts and she has participated in a number of premieres as a soloist with the Orchestras New Music Group. She gave the world premiere of John Williams' Clarinet Concerto which was written for her. She collaborates with a number of chamber ensembles, most notably the Angeles and St. Petersburg String Quartets. She has appeared in New York with Concerts at the Y, Ravinia, Lincoln Center, and "Mostly Mozart" ensembles. Ms. Zukovsky tours worldwide as a chamber musician and soloist, and gives master classes throughout the world. She is currently on the faculty at the University of Southern California. She studied clarinet with her father, Kalman Bloch, a former principal with the Orchestra. Ms. Zukovsky has recorded for London/Decca, Avant, Nonesuch, and Summit records.

Artwork by Miguel Andrade