Nearly 10 years after his debut recital recording, virtuoso clarinettist Julian Bliss returns to disc with a new programme alongside pianist Bradley Moore. Released on Signum Records, their recital combines great works from  Russian and French composers, including Premiere Rapsodie by Debussy, and Sonatine op. 100 by Milhaud.

Julian made his own arrangements of Prokofiev Flute Sonata op. 94 and Sonata in D Minor by Glinka for the disc, saying “I first heard the Prokofiev a number of years ago and what struck me was not only the virtuosity required by both musicians to play it, but how intricate and beautiful it was. I knew straight away that I had to make my own arrangement of it, and after sight reading it through with Bradley there was no question about including it on this album. To me, the third movement in particular has a very French and jazzy feel to it. You could be fooled into thinking it was a piece of Debussy!”

The album is available from Signum Records, Amazon and iTunes.