Small_rdm_logo Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto, 1st mvt.

Master Classes | John Kruse, Clarinet
Bt_movie_not_in_use Clarinet Concerto was Nielsen's last orchestral work, written for his friend Aage Oxenvad 00h:00m:28s
Bt_movie_not_in_use This piece is not a beauty contest: don't shy away from its craziness 00h:01m:25s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Practice like you're practicing Mozart with precision to get complete control - then let go 00h:02m:23s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Opening fugue marked at 72 bpm 00h:03m:12s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Nielsen wasn't concerned about smoothness - he wants the accents and "gnarliness" 00h:04m:29s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Performance 00h:06m:17s


John Kruse, clarinet faculty at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and principal clarinet at The Royal Danish Orchestra, gives a presentation of the first movement of the Carl Nielsen clarinet concerto. With a musical excerpt played by August Finkas, Clarinet, Manuel Esperialla, Piano and Nikolaj Petersen on snare drum.

Composers:
Carl Nielsen

Works:
Clarinet Concerto

Instruments:
Clarinet

Recorded Date: 04-02-2015



John Kruse
Clarinet

John Kruse began his studies at the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music in 1980 with solo clarinetist Jens Schou. In 1984 he continued his studies at Music Academy in Paris with Professor Guy Deplus. In 1987, John Kruse joined the Royal Danish Orchestra where he was employed until 1989. That year, John Kruse was appointed solo clarinetist in Odense Symphony Orchestra. From the summer of 2005, John Kruse was appointed 1st solo clarinetist in the Royal Danish Orchestra.

He has has recorded several CDs, including newly composed Danish music for clarinet, Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time", Mozart's complete music for basset and recently Mozart and Nielsen's concertos for clarinet and orchestra.

Mr. Kruse has received the Jacob Gade-scholarship and Holger Bruusgaards Grant. He has served on the jury of the first four Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competitions.

John Kruse has been a soloist with the Royal Danish Orchestra, Copenhagen Phil, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the Czech Chamber Orchestra.