Two evocative orchestral suites performed in the context of performances of scenes from Shakespeare's original play, transporting audiences to Prospero's magical island. Brett Dean's clarinet concerto was premiered in Brisbane in 1995. The Ariel of the title refers to the daughter of actor/director Paul Michael Glaser, who died of Aids, aged 7, in 1988, after her mother Elisabeth had contracted the virus through a blood transfusion.Performers Michael Collins (clarinet).
Conductor John Storgads. Music Brett Dean (Ariel's Music - UK premiere). Music Sibelius (The Tempest Suite).