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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001290.txt from 1997/09

From: Neil Leupold <>
Subj: Re: showpieces!
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 1997 22:00:57 -0400

On Mon, 29 Sep 1997, Frank Garcia wrote:

> The question I wish to pose is this. Can anyone suggest clarinet showpieces
> that have a reasonably interesting piano part; preferably one that
> demonstrates the pianist's abilities as much as the clarinetist's?

Carl Maria von Weber's "Grand Duo Concertant" comes to mind. It is
as much a virtuoso piano showpiece as it is for clarinet, hence the
title. Unlike a concerto with a piano reduction, this piece was
written specifically for clarinet and piano, and is thus idiomatic
to the piano.

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