RECORDINGS

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Crusell, Kozeluch and Krommer Clarinet Concertos
with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Günther Herbig
(ASV Records, 1991)

Crusell – Clarinet Concerto no.1
Kozeluch – Clarinet Concerto
Krommer – Clarinet Concerto

Guardian – Concerto Record of the Year, 1991

“Few young soloists on whatever instrument have quite so captivatingly individual a way with phrasing as the clarinettist Emma Johnson…First rate”
– Guardian

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Emma Johnson Plays Weber
Weber Concertos and Concertino from earlier recordings
with English Chamber Orchestra, dir. Yan Pascal Tortelier, Gerard Schwarz, Sir Charles Groves;
Gordon Back, piano
(ASV Records, 1991)

Concertos for clarinet : n° 1 Op. 73 & n° 2 Op. 74
Concertino
Grand Duo Concertant

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Clarinet Celebration
recital of German and Italian music with Gordon Back, piano
(ASV Records, 1991)

Weber – Grand Duo Concertant
Weber – Silvana Variations
Burgmüller – Duo
Giampieri – Carnival of Venice
Schumann – Fantasiestücke
Lovreglio – Fantasia on ‘La traviata’

Recommended by the Penguin Guide: “These are party pieces…drawing out electric sparks of inspiration from this winning young soloist…Johnson draws out musical magic.”

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The Romantic Clarinet
Weber Clarinet Concerto no. 2
Spohr Clarinet Concerto no.1
Crusell Clarinet Concerto no. 3
with English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Gerard Schwarz
(ASV Records, 1989)

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La Clarinette Francaise
recital of French music with Gordon Back, piano
(ASV Records, 1988)

Saint-Saëns – Clarinet Sonata
Debussy – La Fille aux cheveux de lin
Milhaud – Duo Concertant
Milhaud – Brazileira
Poulenc – Sonata
Ravel – Habanera & Pavane
Pierné – Canzonetta

“To hear their clarinet music played as well as this would, I think, have delighted these composers greatly. It is also likely to delight equally any of today’s listeners…you only need to want to enjoy the music to appreciate the warmth and style with which it is conveyed.”
– Gramophone

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Weber – Clarinet Concerto no. 1
Crusell – Introduction Theme and Variations on a Swedish Air
Debussy – Première Rhapsodie
Tartini/Jacob – Concertino

with English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier
(ASV Records, 1987)

“…this well varied, delicious issue…The mellowness of tone, the richly varied phrasing and the subtle dynamic gradations are amazing.”
– American Record Guide

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Crusell – Clarinet Concerto no. 2
Weber – Clarinet Concertino
Baermann – Adagio
Rossini – Introduction Theme and Variations
with English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Sir Charles Groves

(ASV Records, 1986)

“The wonder of Emma Johnson’s playing on record is that it has a spontaneity few artists achieve in the studio.”
– The Guardian

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Mozart Clarinet Concerto
with English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Raymond Leppard
c/w Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto: William Bennett, flute, and Osian Ellis, harp
(ASV Records, 1986)

Emma’s first recording of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto, made when she was 18. with the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Raymond Leppard with William Bennett (flute) & Osian Ellis (harp).

“There are many superb recordings of the Clarinet Concerto but one would have to go a long way to beat Emma Johnson” – Classic CD

When a seventeen-year-old schoolgirl won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 1984, the demand from the public for recordings of this charismatic new artist was so great that the major record retailers W.H.Smith commissioned the record label ASV to make a recording. The resulting disc became an enormous seller, the biggest selling record ever on the ASV label, and it continues to sell years later. The Mozart Concerto is the centrepiece of the solo clarinet repertoire and Emma Johnson re-recorded it in 2005 but this recording represents a wonderfully fresh view of the great work from the young virtuoso.

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COMPILATIONS

The Art of Emma Johnson
5 CD box set
(Decca (UMO), 2008)

5 CD Box Set of some of Emma’s ASV recordings.
Includes:
Mozart – Concerto & Quintet
Crusell – Concertos nos.1,2 & 3
Weber – Concerto no.1, Concertino, Quintet
Finzi – Concerto
Stanford – Concerto
Arnold – Concertos no. 1 & 2
Baermann – Adagio
Debussy – Première Rhapsodie
Bax – Sonata
Ireland – Sonata
Poulenc – Sonata
Saint-Saëns – Sonata
Schumann – Fantasy Pieces

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Classic FM Hall of Fame 2014
Includes Emma’s 1985 recording of the Adagio from the Mozart Clarinet Concerto
with English Chamber Orchestra and Raymond Leppard

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My England – A Collection of Timeless English Concertos
5CD Box Set collection of English concertos by various artists.
Includes Emma’s recordings of the concertos by Arnold, Finzi & Stanford.
with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Charles Groves
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Kids love Mozart
Includes Adagio from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622
Papageno’s Aria by Emma Johnson, with English Chamber Orchestra and Raymond Leppard

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Finzi: Dies natalis
Classic FM’s Finzi disc includes Emma’s recording of the Concerto, with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Charles Groves
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Smooth Classics
4 CD compilation includes ‘To A Wild Rose’ by Emma Johnson
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Relaxing Classics
Includes Emma’s recording of the slow movement of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, with English Chamber Orchestra and Raymond Leppard.
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Revision Classics
Includes the Adagio from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto played by Emma Johnson, with English Chamber Orchestra and Raymond Leppard.
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Songs without Words
Emma contributes a performance of the Labi Siffre song ‘Something Inside So Strong’ to this collection of pop songs recorded in classical style with full symphony orchestra.
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The Classical Album 2009
Includes Theme from Inspector Morse by Emma Johnson.
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The Classical Album 2007
Includes ‘Returning Home’ by Emma Johnson.
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The Classical Album 2006
Includes the Adagio from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto played by Emma Johnson, with English Chamber Orchestra and Raymond Leppard.
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The Classical Album 2005
Platinum-selling album includes ‘The Entertainer’ by Emma.
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The Classical Album 2009
Includes Theme from Inspector Morse by Emma Johnson.
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The Number One Opera Album 2004
Includes ‘Force of Destiny’ by Emma.
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The Number One Mozart Album
Includes Emma’s recording of the slow movement of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.
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