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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000195.txt from 1995/03

From: Jonathan Cohler <cohler@-----.NET>
Subj: Re: Double concerto
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 1995 14:03:07 -0500

>Help! Can anyone tell me if they know of a concerto or concertpiece for
>clarinet and violin? My violinist friend and I have been asked to play with
>a high school orchestra. Since this is a school orch, the piece probably
>needs to be classical and the horn/oboe parts should be ad lib. (it's a
>string orchestra). I am aware of the Stamitz double concerto, but I would
>like something that is good music. I know I have a tall order, but does
>anyone know of a decent piece? I'll take any suggestions. Thanks in
>Justin O'Dell

There is a concerto by Bruch for viola and clarinet. It is a very nice
romantic work. I heard that Luciano Berio is working on a clarinet/violin
double concerto, but it's not done yet, and it would probably be too hard

I think your best bet is convincing your violinist friend to learn the
viola part to the Bruch.

Good luck.


Jonathan Cohler

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