Champs Hill Records

Robert Plane, clarinet | BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra | Martyn Brabbins

Hamilton Clarinet Concerto, Op. 7
Gipps Clarinet Concerto in G minor, Op. 9
Walthew Clarinet Concerto, orch. Alfie Pugh
Ireland Fantasy Sonata, orch. Graham Parlett

“Whether gurgling with rhetorical truculence or sinking into tenderly melancholic sighs, Plane has the [Hamilton Clarinet Concerto’s] full measure, benefiting from a recording balance that puts the soloist first, though the acoustic still leaves plenty of room for the spirited splendours of Martyn Brabbins’s Scottish troops. All told, a thrilling rediscovery from an unfairly neglected composer.” 
6 Aug 2020
BBC Music Magazine, Geoff Brown

“No praise is too high for Robert Plane’s musicianship, virtuosity and sensitivity”
27 Jul 2020
Colin’s Column, Colin Anderson

“They’re all played with a sense of conviction that these are real gems”
25 Jul 2020
BBC Radio 3 Record Review, Andrew McGregor

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31 Jul 2020


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