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Audio

Jose Franch-Ballester: Copland Clarinet Concerto

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Jose Franch-Ballester: Bartok Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano: I. Verbunkos, Moderato, ben

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Jose Franch-Ballester: Bartok Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano: II. Piheno, Lento

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Jose Franch-Ballester: Bartok Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano: III. Sebes, Allegro Vivace

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Jose Franch-Ballester: Brahams Sonata for Clarinet & Piano in f minor No. 1

Jose Franch-Ballester: Brahams Sonata for Clarinet & Piano in f minor No. 1, II. Andante un poco Adagio
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Jose Franch-Ballester: Bunch Cookbook for Clarinet and Piano

Bunch Cookbook for Clarinet and Piano, IV. La ultima noche en la casa del flamenco
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Video

Mozart - Clarinet Quintet Mvt. 1 (Franch-Ballester, Coucheron, Yang, Phelps, Baltacigil)

Wolfgang Mozart - Clarinet Quintet K. 581 - Mvt. 1 - Allegro

Jose Franch-Ballester, Clarinet
David Coucheron, Violin
Yoonjung Yang, Violin
Cynthia Phelps, Viola
Efe Baltacigil, Cello

Live recording at the Maritime Museum in Oslo, Norway as part of the Kon Tiki Chamber Music Festival August 14th - 18th, 2012.

Video recorded, produced and edited Svein Tore Gjermstad
Video Type: YouTube

"II CONCERTO" para Clarinete y Orquesta -- Jose Franch-Ballester, clarientist

"Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias"

Conductor:Rossen Milanov

Clarinet: Jose Franch-Ballester
Video Type: YouTube

Corrado Giuffredi & Jose Franch-Ballester play Till Eulenspiegel for 2 clarinets.

Clarinetists Corrado Giuffredi & Jose Franch-Ballester join forces to perform a rare manuscript of Richard Strauss´s Till Eulenspiegels Marry Pranks arranged for 2 Bb Clarinets by Joel Sheveloff. This arrangement was completed on February 9th 1956.
Mr Sheveloff wrote: "The orchestral tone poem reduced measure for measure to a duet for clarinets in Bb."

Special thanks to Steven Cohen (Clarinet Professor at Northwestern University in Chicago) for letting use this manuscript.

Video filmed on June 19th, 2017 at the "Teatro de la Banda Primitiva de Llíria".
Llíria, Spain.

Video directed by: Joan García(Bassdrum) & Alejandro Cabo.

Corrado Giuffredi & Jose Franch-Ballester use the following setup in this video:
MOBA Cocobolo Goldkeys Bb Clarinet
CG PLUS Pomarico-Backun
Legere European Signature 3´75 reeds
Maestro Ligature by Silverstein.

This video was filmed using:
Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sigma 18-35 mm 1.8 Art Lens
AEA RPQ2 Preamp
Prism Sound Titan Converter
Royer SF24 as a stereo pickup
Neuman 103 as spot mics
Gotham Audio Cables
Video Type: YouTube

Jose Franch-Ballester at Camerata Pacifica -- Novacek, Four Rags for Two Jons

Camerata Pacifica -- Novacek, Four Rags for Two Jons
Video Type: YouTube

Jose Franch-Ballester-Copland Clarinet Concerto. Excerpts

Copland Clarinet Concerto. Excerpts.
Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet.
Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Televisión Española.
Adrian Leaper, conductor
Teatro Monumental, Madrid. Spain.
Video Type: YouTube

Jose Franch-Ballester at Camerata Pacifica -- Brahms Clarinet Quintet, Op.115, Adagio

Recorded live in concert and unedited (audio), the 2nd movement from Brahms' Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115. March 11, 2014 at The Gold Room, Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA. Jose Franch Ballester, Tereza Stanislav, Priya Mitchell, Richard Yongjae O'Neill, Andrew Janss.
Video Type: YouTube