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Raphaël Sévère

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Brahms, Clarinet Sonatas / Clarinet Trio, V. Julien-Laferrière, R. Sévère, A. Laloum
(Mirare, 2014)
Charles T. Downey, Young French clarinetist in fine form in D.C. debut
Washington Post, April 1
“The clarinet is quite possibly the easiest of all orchestral instruments to master,” composer (and clarinetist) John Adams wrote in his autobiography, “Hallelujah Junction.” Young French clarinetist Raphaël Sévère, winner of last year’s Korean Concert Society Prize, proved masterful in his Washington debut Monday night in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

Adams meant that the full range of chromatic notes is relatively easy to produce on the modern clarinet and that what distinguishes an excellent clarinetist is the beauty of tone produced... [Continue reading]
Raphaël Sévère, clarinet
With Paul Montag (piano) and Paul Huang (violin)
Washington Performing Arts and Young Concert Artists
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

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