The American String Quartet (Peter Winograd, violin; Laurie Carney, violin; Daniel Avshalomov, viola; Wolfram Koessel, cello) and Oskar Espina Ruiz, clarinet, perform Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Quintet in B Minor for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 115 (1891).
Oskar Espina Ruiz, clarinet and Keiko Kurachi, piano, play Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Sonate Posthume, originally for violin and piano, arranged for clarinet and piano by O. Espina Ruiz. From Kobaltone CD “Basque Heart,” by permission.
World premiere performance of Michael Anderson (b. 1989) Theme and Variations for clarinet solo (2012) by Oskar Espina Ruiz, clarinet.
Oskar Espina Ruiz, clarinet and Noriko Nagasawa, piano, play Julián Menéndez (1895-1975) Nocturno E. 42d, originally for cello and orchestra and later arranged for flute and piano by the composer, here arranged for clarinet and piano by O. Espina Ruiz. From Kobaltone CD “Julián Menéndez Rediscovered,” by permission.