Klarinet Archive - Posting 001290.txt from 1997/09
From: Neil Leupold <nleupold@-----.edu>
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.