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Publisher: Novello & Co

Clarinet Sonatina (1981)
Publisher
Novello & Co Ltd
Category
Works for 2-6 Players
Year Composed
1981
Duration
15 Minutes
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Programme Note
Joseph Horovitz Clarinet Sonatina (1981)
This work was composed between January and April 1981 at the request of Gervase de Peyer and Gwenneth Pryor, who premiered it at Wigmore Hall, London on May 12, 1981.

The Sonatina is light-hearted and follows a traditional pattern of the three-movement division. The first, in classical sonata form, concentrates on the middle register of the clarinet, mainly lyrical against a rippling piano background. The second movement is an A-B-A song structure employing some of the lowest notes of the wind instrument in a long cantilena over a slow chordal accompaniment. The finale is a kind of rondo which alternates two themes in equal proportions, exploiting the upper register of the clarinet. The harmonic idiom of the whole work is obviously tonal, and, like most recent compositions of Horovitz, the Sonatina is melodically and rhythmically much influenced by jazz and other popular music. It calls for equal virtuosity from both players.
© Gervase de Peyer

  • Soloist(s)
    Gervase de Peyer (cl)Gwenneth Pryor (pno)
    CHANDOS:
  • Soloist(s)
    Sylvie Hue (cl) R. Boutry (pno)
    CODA, France, SYRIUS:
  • Soloist(s)
    Andrew Simon (cl) Klibonoff (pno)
    MUSICIANS' SHOWCASE (USA):
  • Soloist(s)
    K. Ogura (cl) M. Shiraishi
    TOSHIBA EMI JAPAN:
  • Soloist(s)
    Dusan Sodja, clarinet / Tatjana Kaucic, piano
    Corona:
  • Soloist(s)
    Murray Khouri, clarinet
    Continuum:
  • Soloist(s)
    Rudolf Mauz, clarinet / Herwig Rutt, piano
    SWR Studio - Tuebingen:
  • Soloist(s)
    Bernhard Röthlisberger, clarinet / Simon Andres, piano
  • Soloist(s)
    Julian Bliss, clarinet / Julien Quentin, piano
    EMI Debut Series:
  • Soloist(s)
    David Campbell, clarinet/ Andrew Ball, Piano
    Meridian:
  • Soloist(s)
    Frederic Jacobowitz (clarinet), Andrew Gilpin (piano)
    Gilpin Publishing:
  • Soloist(s)
    Ferdinand Steiner, clarinet; Faustino Quintaba, piano
    Tomtone Productions:
  • Soloist(s)
    Jan Jakub Bokun, clarinet; Magdalena Blum, piano
    DUX Warszawa :
  • Soloist(s)
    Patricia Shands, clarinet; Dmitri Cogan, piano
  • Soloist(s)
    Stephen Bennett, clarinet; Joyce Riddell, piano
    Clarinet Heritage Society:
  • Soloist(s)
    Karl Leister, clarinet; Ferenc Bognar, piano
    Caro Mitis:
  • Soloist(s)
    Ronald Van Spaendonck (clarinet) Eliane Reyes (piano)
    Fuga Libera:
  • Soloist(s)
    Deborah Bish (clarinet) Valerie Trujillo (piano)
    Mark Custom Records:
  • Soloist(s)
    Josep Fuster (clarinet) Isabel Hernandez (piano)
    Columna Musica:
  • Soloist(s)
    David Jarzynski (clarinet) Anna Czaicka (piano)
  • Soloist(s)
    Andre Moisan (clarinet) Jean Saulnier (piano)
    Atma Classique:
  • Soloist(s)
    Ona Cardona (clarinet) Timothy Lissimore (piano)
    Columna Musica:
  • Soloist(s)
    Margaret Wilson (clarinet) Gillian Lyons (piano)
    CD Baby:
  • Soloist(s)
    Lucia Kye; Tony Park
    Fleur de Son:
  • Soloist(s)
    Jaren Hinckley (clarinet) Vince Humphries (piano)
    Tantara Records:
  • Soloist(s)
    Michael Collins, clarinet; Michael McHale, piano
    Chandos:
  • Soloist(s)
    Andrew Simon (clarinet) Warren Lee (piano)
    Naxos:
  • Soloist(s)
    Benjamin Feilmair (clarinet), Florian Feilmair (piano)
    Paladino:
  • Soloist(s)
    Heiner Schindler (clarinet) Olha Cipak (piano)
    Castigo:
  • Ensemble
    Bingham String Quartet and ReedPlay Saxophone Quartet
    Soloist(s)
    Victoria Soames Samek (clarinet) Michael Bell (piano)
    Clarinet Classics:
Performances
Date
Title
  • 01 DEC 2014
    Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, RCM, London
  • 19 NOV 2014
    Skofja Loka, Slovenia
    Dusan Sodja (clarinet) Tatjana Kaucic (piano)
  • 10 NOV 2014
    Park Lane Group Series
    St James' Church, Piccadilly, London
    Christopher Stripp (clarinet) Lucy Colquhoun (piano)
  • 04 OCT 2014
    Clarinettissimo 2014
    Seattle Pacific University
    Robert DiLutis (clarinet)
  • 27 SEP 2014
    Rostock, Germany
    Heiner Schindler (clarinet) Olha Chipak (piano)
  • 16 SEP 2014
    Belmont, MA
    Marguerite Levin (clarinet) Sayuri Miyamoto (piano)
  • 29 JUN 2014
    Sava, Taranto, Italy
    Luigi Di Fino (clarinet) Paolo Cuccaro (piano)
  • 29 JUN 2014
    Royal Overseas League, London
    Mark Walton (clarinet) David Miller (piano)
  • 17 JUN 2014
    Fairfield Halls, Croydon, UK
    Fraser Langton (clarinet) James Willshire (piano)
  • 04 JUN 2014
    Slovenic Philharmonic Hall, Llubljana; Slovenia
    Dusan Sodja and Tatjana Kaucic
  • 17 MAY 2014
    St Luke's Music Society, London
    Michael Collins (clarinet) Michael McHale (piano)
  • 16 MAY 2014
    Union Hall, Maribor, Slovenia
    Dusan Sodja (clarinet) Tatjana Kaucic (piano)
  • 30 APR 2014
    Sydney Conservatorium, Australia
    Janet Hilton (clarinet), Jeanell Carrigan (piano)
  • 19 MAR 2014
    Juan March Foundation, Madrid
    Joan Enric Lluna (clarinet) Juan Carlos Garvayo (piano)
  • 16 MAR 2014
    Schenectady, NY, USA
    Maksim Shtrykov (clarinet) Misuzu Tanaka (piano)

    Other Dates:
    23 March - Great Neck, NY, USA
    29 March - Eastchester. NY, USA
  • 16 MAR 2014
    Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
    Sarah Chardonnens (clarinet) Etienne Murith (piano)
  • 15 MAR 2014
    Lichtenstein Palace, Prague
    Czech Chamber Music Society
    Karel Dohnal, clarinet; Martin Kasik, piano
  • 13 MAR 2014
    USA Foundation, Paris
    Jackie Glazier (Clarinet), Nicky Purser (Piano)
  • 09 MAR 2014
    Knokke-Heist, Belgium
    Stephan Vermeersch (Clarinet), Ellen Lampo (Piano)
  • 07 MAR 2014
    Old Parish Church, Falkirk; Scotland
    Ryan Penman and Scott Mitchell
  • 02 MAR 2014
    Buergenstock, Switzerland
    Andreas Ottensamer (clarinet) Jose Gallardo (piano)
  • 27 FEB 2014
    Leicester International Music Festival
    Leicester
    Michael Collins, clarinet; Michael McHale, piano
  • 29 JAN 2014
    Phoenix, Arizona, USA
    Brian Viliunas (clarinet), Andrew O’Brien (piano)
  • 29 JAN 2014
    Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
    Samuel Hernandez (clarinet), Mari Luz Trujillo (piano)
  • 25 JAN 2014
    Whitstable Music Society, Kent. UK
    David Campbell (clarinet) Jonathan Duke (piano)
  • 19 JAN 2014
    Midsomer Norton Town Hall, Somerset
    Neil Moore, Jacqueline Bevan
  • 13 JAN 2014
    St Paul's Hall, Huddersfield, UK
    Michael Collins (clarinet) Michael McHale (piano)
  • 11 JAN 2014
    Wigmore Hall, London
    Michael Collins (clarinet) Michael McHale (piano)
  • 08 JAN 2014
    Marryat Hall, Dundee
    Michael Collins, clarinet; Michael McHale, piano
  • 15 DEC 2013
    Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong
    Andrew Simon (clarinet) Warren Lee (piano)

Reviews
Joseph Horovitz's enchanting Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano, composed in 1981 for Gervase [de Peyer] and finely projected in this performance partnered by Gwynneth Pryor, was much enjoyed by the audience, and the 80 year old dedicatee and composer acknowledged the warm applause.
Robert Matthew-Walker, Musical Opinion,5/1/2006
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