Here With You – Anthony McGill, Gloria Chien

November 17, 2021, 9:00 am

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Anthony McGill, principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic, and pianist Gloria Chien, a frequent performer with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, make their commercial recording debut as a duo on Here with You. The album holds early and late German Romantic masterworks they’ve treasured throughout their 15 years of musical collaboration. Johannes Brahms’ Clarinet Sonata No. 1 spotlights fast-paced, intense dialogues between the two players, while his Sonata No. 2 explores the clarinet’s entire tonal range. Weber’s Grand Duo Concertant has been described as “a double concerto without orchestra” showcasing sheer virtuosity for both instruments. Jessie Montgomery wrote Peace in 2020 as a response to the global pandemic. McGill and Chien offer the world-premiere recording of the clarinet and piano version.