Read the review in The Clarinet (June
Read the review in Clarinet & Saxophone
Magazine (Winter 2002).
I listened to a CD by Michael and Kimberly Davenport, entitled
"Chaconne - Recital for Bass Clarinet and Piano." While I listened,
phrases like "elegance", "understated virtuosity" and "true musicianship"
kept coming to mind. If you are a bass clarinet enthusiast, as I am, you
owe it to yourself to get and listen to this CD. It's just amazing bass
clarinet playing! I wish I played as well."
"I received my copy of the new Davenport CD - featuring Michael
Davenport on Bass Clarinet and Kim Davenport on Piano. Fabulous CD - well
worth your investing in. I especially enjoy the Hindemith Bassoon Sonata
played on Bass Clarinet - some very tricky stuff there. If you want to
hear some preeminent bass clarinet virtuosity and some wonderful piano
playing - I recommend it highly!"
Garrett, Professor of Clarinet, Illinois Wesleyan University
"First of all I congratulate you for the marvellous
execution of my piece - and of course of the other pieces as well. Please
convey to your accompanist my great respect at her musical and technical
achievement. I know about the difficulties of the piece! Once more to
the Bass Clarinet: I admire the softness and unforced tone and the
technical ease with which you play."
-- Wolfgang Gabriel, composer