American Camerata Lydian Chamber Players
Ben Redwine commissioned John Stephens, Artistic Director of American Camerata since its inception in 1974, to write Quintet for Clarinet & String Quartet. Its uniqueness lies in the work having been written for a soloist who, in the course of the piece, plays three different clarinets in Eb, A and Bb. The instrumentation, as suggested by Ben Redwine, became an integral part of the composing process for the work. Also on the CD American Camerata Lydian Chamber Players recording are Afternoon of a Faun by Debussy, Largo for Strings by Cyr, Voyages by Moss, and Lied et Scherzo by Schmitt.