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About Herb Blayman

 


Herbert S. Blayman was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1921. He graduated from the Julliard School of Music in 1939, where he studied clarinet with Arthur Christmann. After serving with the U.S. Army during World War II, he joined the Metropolitan Opera orchestra in 1950. During his 30-year tenure as principal clarinet with the Met, he performed under the batons of James Levine, Leonard Bernstein, Fritz Reiner, Dmitri Mitropoulos, Bruno Walter, George Szell, Leopold Stokowski, Erich Leinsdorf, Pierre Monteux, Fritz Stiedry, and countless others.

Please click on the links below to hear excerpts from some of Herb Blaymanís recordings.

 


Musical Excerpts


 

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The Godfather Waltz -- composed by Nona Rota
--The Godfather Original Soundtrack--

(MCAD-10231)
 

 


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Clarinet Candy --composed by Leroy Anderson
--"This piece was written as a brilliant showpiece for four clarinets. This recording features soloists Vincent Abato, Herbert Blayman, Roger Hiller and Bernard Portnoy."

     (Leroy Anderson's best-known works are "Sleigh Ride", "The Syncopated Clock", and "Blue Tango".  Click HERE to go to the Official Leroy Anderson Website.)


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The Barber of Seville (Overture) -- Rossini
--The Barber of Seville--
The Metropolitan Opera and Orchestra
Erich Leinsdorf, Conductor
(RCA 09026-68552-2)

La ran la lera; Largo al factotum -- Rossini
Ibid

All'idea di quell metallo -- Rossini
Ibid

Don Basilio!--Cosa veggo! -- Rossini
Ibid


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~ Excerpts coming soon ~




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