Duo II

DESCRIPTION

for Violin and Clarinet

Duo II is an intriguing conversation between clarinet and violin that incorporates klezmer-like material for both instruments throughout. Solo cadenzas include improvisatory ornamental suggestions to emulate klezmer effects, and the final section is reminiscent of a gradually accelerating hora-like dance. The piece is of graduate level difficulty with the violinist needing to execute some quick double stops and the clarinetist needing to employ flutter-tonguing and bending of some notes. The work alternates between slow, moderate, and fast sections and has a duration of about 8 minutes.

PERFORMANCES

November 12, 2009 (Premiere), Baker University Artists and Lecture Series, Baldwin City, Kansas (Clarinet, Jeremy Wohletz; Violin, Emily Walsh)

RECORDINGS & SCORE SAMPLE

Midi Recording

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