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 Poulenc Sonata
Author: Jeff 
Date:   1999-07-25 17:37

Does anyone know when the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Francis Poulenc was written? Also, does he have any other clarinet pieces?

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 RE: Poulenc Sonata
Author: Mark Charette 
Date:   1999-07-25 18:35

Jeff wrote:
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Does anyone know when the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Francis Poulenc was written?
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1962
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Also, does he have any other clarinet pieces?
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Rhapsodie Negre for Baritone, String Quartet, Flute, Clarinet, and Piano, 1917, rev. 1933
Sonata for 2 Clarinets (Duo Sonata), 1918, rev. 1945
Le Bestiare, after Appolinaire, for Mezzo-soprano, String Quartet, Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon, 1918-19
Sonata for Clarinet & Bassoon, 1922
Sextet for Piano & Wind Quintet, 1930-32, rev. 1939
Le Bal Masque, after surrealist verses of Max Jacob, for Voice, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Violin, Cello, Percussion, and Piano, 1932
Suite Francaise for 9 Winds, Percussion, and Harpsichord, 1935


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 RE: Poulenc Sonata
Author: Kathy 
Date:   1999-07-25 18:37

Poulenc wrote the Sonata near the end of his life in 1962
I believe.Two friends of his wrote pieces, Honegger and
Tailleferre. Tailleferre composed an unaccompanied work
and Honegger a Sonatine for A clarinet.

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 RE: Poulenc Sonata
Author: Therese 
Date:   1999-07-25 21:21

sonata for two clarinets.......its awesome, but hard!

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 RE: Poulenc Sonata
Author: Jeff 
Date:   1999-07-26 00:16

Is that the bi-tonal one?

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 RE: Poulenc Sonata
Author: Hiroshi 
Date:   1999-07-26 00:16

See here.http://utopia.knoware.nl/~jsmeets/frames.htm
(In French.I think you can read.)
He composed only one tune for a particular set of instruments.i.e. Only one sonata for flute and piano,only one sonata for clarinet and piano,only one clarinet duet....

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 RE: Poulenc Sonata
Author: Therese 
Date:   1999-07-26 15:34

Yes, it is bi-tonal. The top line is in Bb and the bottom is in A.

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 RE: Poulenc Sonata
Author: Doug 
Date:   1999-07-27 14:17

The top clarinet part is for Bb clarinet, the lower part for A clarinet. That in itself does not make it bitonal.

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 RE: Poulenc Sonata
Author: Laura 
Date:   1999-07-27 17:36

The duet for clarinet and bassoon is cool - i play it with my sister, who is a bassoonist (doh!).
Also a really lovely piece is the Sextet for Piano and Winds, although i haven't played it myself!

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 RE: Poulenc Sonata
Author: Jeff 
Date:   1999-07-27 21:55

It sure sounds bi-tonal.

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 RE: Poulenc Sonata
Author: Therese 
Date:   1999-07-28 14:16

:) sorry I'm not perfect.

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 RE: Poulenc Sonata
Author: Jeff 
Date:   1999-07-28 19:47

So What does make a piece bitonal?

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 RE: Poulenc Sonata
Author: Doug 
Date:   1999-07-29 15:06

The piece, or even just a passage in a piece, must be in two keys at the same time. Good examples can be found by the composers Bartok and Stravinski. Having a piece which is atonal, or even dissonant would not qualify as a bi-tonal example. The Poulenc is modern, often dissonant, but having one clarinet in Bb and one in A would not make the piece, by that quality alone, bi-tonal. It would depend on what notes are written for the instruments. Think of this example: You play in a concert band. The natural scales of some of the instruments are: flute (in C) French horn (in F) clarinet (in Bb) alto saxophone (in Eb). All these instruments can sound in perfect consonance if the correct notes for that sort of sound are written for them. They can also sound dissonant if the composer chooses. But, simply because their natural scales are not the same would not make two of them be bi-tonal with each other.

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 RE: Poulenc Sonata
Author: Jeff 
Date:   1999-07-29 20:05

I talked to my clarinet teacher and she told me that the piece is bitonal


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 RE: Poulenc Sonata
Author: Doug 
Date:   1999-07-29 21:10

She's wrong.

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 RE: Poulenc Sonata
Author: Jeff 
Date:   1999-07-30 01:36

Have you ever even heard this piece performed? It sounds bitonal, not just because there are 2 different types of clarinets!

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 RE: Poulenc Sonata
Author: Doug 
Date:   1999-07-30 13:54

You still don't seem to understand what is meant by bi-tonal. And yes I have heard and have also performed both parts and have taught the work to several clarinetists. You seem determined that you must be right, so you think what you want and I and many others will think otherwise.

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