Audio

Performing at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in NYC with Music Amici
Music Amici at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City

Solo Excerpts

  •  Debussy – The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
    Recorded with Ekaterina Tangarova in Cedar Park, Texas
  •  Beethoven Sixth Symphony; First Movement Clarinet Solo
    Guest with Austin Youth Symphony, Austin, Texas
  •  Two clarinet solos from Eric Whitacre’s Equus
    Manhattan Wind Ensemble, New York City
  •  Mozart Clarinet Concerto; Rondo excerpt
    Broadway Bach Ensemble, New York City
  •  Clarinet solo in Berlioz Symphony Fantastique slow movement
    Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, Norwalk, CT
  •  Clarinet solos on a recording of Neapolitan songs sung by Olimpia Lucente, beautifully arranged and conducted by Hollywood composer Ludek Drizhal.
    The Czech National Symphony Orchestra
  •  Blue Shades – Clarinet Solo
    Michael Drapkin arrangement for woodwind quintet + drums; Recorded in Austin, TX
  •  Virushalayim Opening Solo
    Rav Shmuel’s CD: B’yameinu
  •  Cadenza – Gilmore Five Folk Songs
    Manhattan Wind Ensemble, New York City

Brahms: Quintet in B Minor for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 115

  •  Allegro
  •  Adagio
  •  Andantino – Presto non assai, ma con sentimento
  •  Con moto – Un poco meno mosso
    Music Amici, Lafayette Theatre, Suffern, New York

Copland: Appalachian Spring (Original version for 13 instruments)

  •  Appalachian Spring
    Music Amici, Carnegie Hall

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A K.622

  •  Allegro
  •  Adagio
  •  Rondo – Allegro
    The Broadway Bach Ensemble, New York City

At the Kosher Store
At The Kosher Store in Austin, Texas

Yiddish Cowboys: Sundays at the Kosher Store

  •  Jewish Medley
  •  Raisins and Almonds
  •  Miserlou
  •  Klezmer Set
  •  Mommas
    CD Recorded in Bastrop, Texas near Austin

Mozart: Quintet in A for Clarinet and String Quartet, K. 581

  •  Allegro
  •  Larghetto
  •  Menuetto–Trio I-II
  •  Allegretto con Variazioni I-IV – Adagio – Allegro
    Music Amici, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City

Weber: Quintet in Bb for Clarinet and String Quartet, Op. 34

  •  Allegro
  •  Fantasia – Adagio ma non troppo
  •  Menuetto, Trio – Capriccio Presto
  •  Rondo – Allegro gioccoso
    Music Amici, Carnegie Hall

Mozart: Quintet in Bb Fragment for Clarinet and String Quartet, KAnh91/516c
(Completed by Robert Levin)

  •  Allegro
    Music Amici, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City

Performing at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in NYC with Music Amici
Music Amici at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall

Gordon Jacob: Quintet for Clarinet String Quartet

  •  Tempo Moderato
  •  Scherzo: Allegro Con Brio
  •  Rhapsody: Poco Lento
  •  Introduction, Theme And Variations: Poco Lento
    Music Amici, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City

Brahms: Sonata in F Minor for Clarinet and Piano

  •  Allegro appassionato
  •  Andante un poco Adagio
  •  Allegretto grazioso
  •  Vivace
    Solo Recital, Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Messiaen: Abîme des oiseaux (Abyss of the birds)

  •  Abîme des oiseaux from Quatuor pour la fin du temps
    Solo Recital, Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Beethoven: Trio For Clarinet, Cello and Piano

  •  Allegro Con Brio
  •  Adagio
  •  Tema Con Variazioni
  • Chamber Music Concert, Hidden Hills, California

Milhaud: Suite For Piano, Violin, and Clarinet

  •  Ouverture
  •  Divertissement
  •  Jeu
  •  Introduction et Final
    Music Amici, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City

Hummel: Clarinet Quartet in Eb Major

  •  Allegro moderato
  •  La seccatura: Allegro molto
  •  Andante
  •  Rondo: Allegretto
    Music Amici, Orangetown Jewish Center, Orangeberg, New York

Brahms: Trio in A Minor for Clarinet, Cello and Piano

  •  Allegro
  •  Adagio
  •  Andantino grazioso
  •  Allegro
    Chamber Music Concert, Hidden Hills, California

Holst: Suite in Eb Transcribed for Clarinet Trio

  •  Chaconne
  •  Intermezzo
  •  March
    Michael Drapkin Clarinet Trio, Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music

Schubert: Octet in F major

  •  Adagio – Allegro – Più Allegro
  •  Adagio
  •  Allegro vivace – Trio – Allegro vivace
  •  Andante – variations. Un poco più mosso = Più lento
  •  Menuetto. Allegretto – Trio – Menuetto – Coda
  •  Andante molto – Allegro – Andante molto – Allegro molto
  • Tanglewood, Berkshire Music Center 8-13-78 (some audio deterioration)

Ethnic Pieces with Clarinet

  •  Dinicu: Tempest Hora
    (arranged by Ron Combes for clarinet and band)
  •  Rav Shmuel: V’irushalayim
    (Opening clarinet solo)
  •  Rav Shmuel: Mattersdorf
    (Clarinet solos in middle and end)
  •  Tarras: Dovid’l Bazetst di Kale
    (Clarinet, Cello, Piano)
  •  Sunrise, Sunset
    (Clarinet, Cello, Piano)
  •  Drapkin: Suite of Old Yiddish Melodies
    (Violin, Clarinet, Accordion, String Bass)

Performing Blue Shades at South By Southwest 2010
Performing Blue Shades at South By Southwest 2010

Blue Shades at South by SouthWest 2010

  •  Ticheli: Blue Shades
    (arranged and performed by Michael Drapkin for woodwind quintet and drums)

Stuff

  •  Happy Birthday Variations
    Arranged and performed by Michael Drapkin, clarinet/bass clarinet/dj, circa 1980 in New York City
  •  Tritonization
    Arranged and performed by Michael Patrick Coyle, piano, April 14, 2016 in Minnespolis in honor of my birthday
  •  Songs from Shakespeare’s Plays and Popular Songs of Shakespeare’s Time
    Narrated, arranged and performed by Michael Drapkin, clarinet 1/clarinet 2, circa 1972; for 9th grade Honor’s English