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