Klarinet Archive - Posting 000145.txt from 1996/01
From: Michael Dube <gamer@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: american music
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 1996 16:38:53 -0500
At 09:31 AM 1/7/96 +22311841, you wrote:
>Last winter I attended a concert at the Memorial Union Theatre in Madison
>Wisconsin featuring Stolzman and pianistLukas Foss - "The American
>COnnection." It was excellent.
>The wroks for clarinet that they performed (if I remember correctly) were as
>Gershwin THree Preludes
>Ives In the Morning
>Reich New York Counterpoint
>Foss Fantasy ROndo (This one may havebeen piano - I'm not sure)
>Hindemith Kleines rondo,gemachlich from Sonato for Clarinet and Piano
>Bernstein Sonata for clarinet and piano
>I'm bringing this up now because I am planning a program for a local music
>club here in Beloit, WI on Feb 14 and they have asked me to play 3 or 4
>works by American composers. As a young musician, my repertoire isn't yet
>very large, and I'm at a loss as to what to prepare. TIme is short, and I'm
>wondering if some of you out there in clarinetland have some suggestions.
>I'mlooking for works that would be enjoyable to play and listen to, but that
>might be simple enough that I could prepare. I would rather play well than
>play something unprepared, as I've seen many other young musicians do. If
>any of you have played something in this category and enjoyed it,please let
>me know. Are any of the above selctions possible too?
I have performed the Gershwin Preludes and IMHO they are just wonderful.
They were not terribly difficult to prepare, aside from some tricky rhythms
and glissandos. I'm just starting to prepare the Bernstein Sonata now.
I would be interested to see other comments on these pieces.
Indiana University of PA