American Spirit
Quantity in Basket: None SEAN OSBORN, CLARINET American Spirit TROY619 - Price: $16.99
play sound file need help?
Go Back >


A lovely program of American music for clarinet performed exquisitely by Sean Osborn.

What is the American Spirit? How can a country of such diversity and individualism have a national spirit? Perhaps the diversity and individualism ARE the American Spirit. That is certainly true in American music: everything from European influenced classicism to home-grown fusions of jazz or rock. This CD represents a great many different American styles spanning the twentieth century, from two of her greatest early masters, through mid-century serialism and pop-influence, to late century experimentation and codification. Sean Osborn has traveled the US and Europe as soloist and traveled the world during his eleven years with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He has also performed as principal clarinet with the New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, the Seattle Symphony and the American Symphony Orchestra. The New York Times dubbed him " excellent clarinetist," and the Boston Globe called him "...a miracle." Making his recital debut at the Kennedy Center at the age of 17, Sean is a top prize winner in both the ARTS Competition and the International Clarinet Society Competition, and in 1984 was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He studied at the Eastman School and the Curtis Institute of Music. He is also a respected teacher and has given numerous master classes at such institutions as Rice University, Baylor University, the University of Puget Sound and two at the Manhattan School of Music. He is also an award winning composer.
Leonard Bernstein, composer
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Sean Osborn, clarinet, Blair McMillen, piano

Peter Schickele, composer
Elegies for Clarinet and Piano
Sean Osborn, clarinet, Blair McMillen, piano

Donald Martino, composer
A Set for Clarinet
Sean Osborn, clarinet

Gary Schocker, composer
Sonata II for Clarinet & Piano
Sean Osborn, clarinet, Blair McMillen, piano

Eric Mandat, composer
Preludes-Book I
Sean Osborn, clarinet

Aaron Copland, composer
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Sean Osborn, clarinet, Blair McMillen, piano

"Osborn knows just how this music should sound and gives it a commanding performance." (American Record Guide)

"...I highly recommend this recording. It has an engaging combination of familiar and unfamiliar works, beautifully played...Buy it!" (The Clarinet)
You may also like:
More Info W.A. MOZART Sean Osborn Plays Mozart
More Info CYRILLE ROSE 32 Etudes for Clarinet