SONATA FOR CLARINET AND PIANO

Score/part available at SMP Press:

Premiere: February 2, 2019

Lea Steffens, clarinet

Ron Levy, piano.

Recorded by Franz Pusch

I. Fanfare

The main theme declares: "Here I am!" — it is jubilant, Baroque-y, and somewhat Jewish sounding

 

II. Soft Breeze Over Moonlit Lake

The Zen-like title reflects the peaceful serenity evoked by the music

 

III. Pastorale

This movement owes some its rustic “dancey-ness” to Beethoven's 

6th symphony

 

IV. Finale

The final movement starts a little “pastoral-ish” and soon erupts 

into a volcano of intensity

“A LA KLEZMER …?”

I sat down with clarinetist Lea Steffens to discuss just how "Klezmer" should we go with this?

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