BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM
Aspire is an album featuring multi award-winning clarinetist Seunghee Lee and bandoneonist and composer JP Jofre, joined by the London Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Enrico Fagone and pianist Steven Beck. The album’s centerpiece is the world premiere recording of Jofre’s Double Concerto for Clarinet and Bandoneon, first concerto ever written for this combination, commissioned by and written expressly for Seunghee Lee, who has been recognized by Clarinet Magazine as “an uncompromising soloist, destined to be an upcoming contender of top stature.” Five other original compositions by Jofre round out the program, along with the Aria (Cantilena) from Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 and an orchestral arrangement of Piazzolla’s Tango Etude No. 3, also commissioned from Jofre by Lee.
Executive Producer: Seunghee Lee
Producer: Jonathan Allen
Jonathan Stokes, Steve Sacco
LSO St. Lukes, London