CLARINET CONCERTO

for clarinet and orchestra

Duration:

22 minutes
 

Instrumentation:   

Clarinet solo, 2 flutes (2nd doubles piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 percussion, strings

Year Composed:  

1996
 

Dedicated to:            
Sharon Kam

Premiere Performance:

28 May 2003, 
Hanover, Germany
Sharon Kam, clarinet
Hannover Radio Philharmonie, NDR
Yaron Traub, conductor

Program Notes:

The Clarinet Concerto (1996) is my first orchestral work. At that time, while living both worlds of classical music and jazz I was aiming for a piece based on the contrast between orchestra and soloist, with strong rhythmic contrasts, changing meters and mood. The clarinet, with its wide range of expression abilities ranging from a soft and melancholic to bold and humorous, was the natural choice.

The concerto is written within the traditional frame of fast, slow, fast. Sometimes, the clarinet has a dialogue with the orchestra, sometimes it is part of it. In other times it may feel that there is a friendly argument between the clarinet and the orchestra which is been happily resolved. The Clarinet concerto is dedicated to Sharon Kam.

 
 

Clarinet Concerto | Concerto for Clarinet | Clarinet and Orchestra

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