Hartig releases new CD, "CaraClarina"

August 19, 2014

Caroline Hartig, professor of clarinet, has recently released "CaraClarina" [beloved clarinet] - Caroline Hartig plays Classical to Klezmer, a celebration of repertoire, composers, and performers that have influenced the evolution of the clarinet into an instrument of eminence. This collection displays the versatility and communicative powers of the clarinet and highlights its ties to opera in the 19th century and its development, during the first decades of the 20th century, in the competitive environment of the Paris Conservatoire as well as the resurgence of Klezmer music into the 21st century. Given its lyrical and human-like vocal possibilities, the clarinet is exceptionally well-suited not just for operatic fantasies, but also for the ancient art of Klezmer, which has its roots in Hebrew scripture and can be traced to King David's Psalms. The CD is available at eClassical.com.

Caroline Hartig is an acclaimed international soloist and recording artist. She has appeared with orchestras and contemporary music ensembles in major concert halls throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Collaborative pianist Manami Sano was born in Niigata, Japan. She began her music training in Tokyo and then continued her studies in Essen, Germany. Sano accompanies master classes and concerts of world-class musicians and is a sought-after accompanist at major international competitions. Press release [pdf]