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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001308.txt from 1997/09

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: showpieces!
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 1997 09:22:05 -0400

My pianist, Ririko Hayashi, absolutely loved playing Victor Babin's
Hillandale Waltzes....and it has a showpiece flavor in at least three of
the eight movements.

Of course, the Grand Duo Concertante is great.....but overused.....Poulenc
is a definite Showpiece...

There are many others on the list of great works.....but technical
showpieces often have boom-chuck parts for accomp.....others on the list
will, undoubtedly, find some great things to suggest!

Roger Garrett

On Mon, 29 Sep 1997, Frank Garcia wrote:

> I am looking for good showpieces. I have always been very considerate of my
> pianists in the past, and thus far have not pursued investigating this type
> of repertoire. But, I am feeling the need to have more "flashy" pieces in
> my arsenal, mostly for encores. My pianists in the past have generally
> loathed the "boom-chuck" accompaniments that these pieces usually have in
> the piano parts.
> 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? I am
> totally green in this area of repertoire, so any suggestions will be warmly
> received. Thank you in advance.
> Frank Garcia

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