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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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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:
  • Soloist(s)
    Robert DiLutis, clarinet; Yin Zheng, piano
    CD Baby:
  • Soloist(s)
    Clarinet sonatina - Matthias Höfele, clarinet; Tatjana Blome, piano; String Quartet No.5 - Ensemble Zeitlos
    Jaro Records:
  • Soloist(s)
    Jonathan Parkin, clarinet; Sebastian Stanley, piano
    EMEC:
  • Soloist(s)
    Som Howie, clarinet; David Howie, piano
    Cala Records:
  • Soloist(s)
    Gianluca Campagnolo, clarinet; Francesco Scrofani Cancellieri, piano
    Vermeer:
  • Soloist(s)
    Francois Benda, clarinet; Sebastian Benda, piano
    Naxos:
  • Soloist(s)
    Francois Benda, clarinet; Sebastian Benda, piano
    Genuin Classics:
Performances
Date
Title
  • 07 APR 2018
    Theatre de la Ville, Paris
    Ronald van Spaendonck, clarinet; Johan Schmidt, piano
  • 17 MAR 2018
    Darlington Music Society
    Matthew Scott, clarinet; Christine Zerafa, piano
  • 25 FEB 2018
    University of Victoria, BC, Canada
    Stephanie Zelnick, clarinet
  • 21 FEB 2018
    Lighthouse, Poole, Dorset
    Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet; Jose Gallardo, piano
  • 10 JAN 2018
    Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Fiona Cross, clarinet; Nigel Clayton, piano
  • 10 JAN 2018
    St Mary's Hill, Chester
    Matthew Scott, clarinet; Daniel King-Smith, piano
  • 11 NOV 2017
    St Andrew's Church, Surbiton
    William Slingsby-Duncombe, clarinet; Fiachra Garvey, piano
  • 11 OCT 2017
    Ravello, Italy
    Lelio Di Tullio, clarinet; Paola Landrini, piano
  • 02 OCT 2017
    Musica Juventutis
    Konzerthaus, Vienna
    Ulrich Manafi, clarinet; Christina Scheicher, piano
  • 30 SEP 2017
    St Ann's Church, Manchester
    Ricardo Alves, clarinet; Artur Pereira, piano
  • 27 SEP 2017
    Park Lane Group
    St James's Piccadilly, London
    Matthew Scott, clarinet; Christine Zerafa, piano
  • 09 SEP 2017
    Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Shanghai, China
    Wang Tao, clarinet; Shen Tong, piano
  • 20 AUG 2017
    Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland
    Anna Gut, clarinet; Gabriel Machowska-Kopietz, piano
  • 19 AUG 2017
    Warsaw
    Dominik Domińczak, clarinet; Malgorzata Garstka, piano
  • 17 AUG 2017
    Ste Pétronille, Quebec, Canada
    Stéphane Fontaine, clarinet; Martin Dubé, piano
  • 10 AUG 2017
    Richmond Symphony Summer Series
    Richmond, VA
    David Lemelin, clarinet; Magdalena Adamek, piano
  • 08 JUL 2017
    Bad Schallerbach, Austria
    Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet; Christoph Traxler, piano
  • 18 JUN 2017
    Calgary, Canada
    Amanda Kinnear, clarinet; Adelheid Mancila, piano
  • 07 JUN 2017
    University School of Music, Cardiff
    Alex Davis, clarinet
  • 05 JUN 2017
    Schloss Wehrden, Beverungen, Germany
    Nele Nelle, clarinet; Johanne von Harsdorf, piano
  • 27 MAY 2017
    Lübeck International Chamber Music Festival
    Lübeck, Germany
    Ivo Ruf, clarinet; Ilja Ruf, piano
  • 13 MAY 2017
    Miltenberg, Germany
    Amelie Bertlwieser, clarinet; Barbara Anton-Kugler, piano
  • 13 MAY 2017
    Trinity Church, Finchley, London
    Ian Herbert, clarinet; John Winter, piano
  • 13 MAY 2017
    University Cultural Centre, Mexico City
    Luis Humberto Ramos, clarinet; Cecilia Cirión, piano
  • 20 APR 2017
    Juventudes Musicales de Espana
    Seville, Spain
    Claudia Reyes, clarinet; Ana Galindo, piano
  • 12 APR 2017
    Cape Town
    Visser Liebenberg, clarinet; Sulayman Human, piano
  • 08 APR 2017
    South Texas Clarinet Festival
    Brownscille, TX
    Steve Sanchez, clarinet; Eric Jenkins, piano
  • 04 APR 2017
    San Sebastian, Spain
    José Luis Estellés, clarinet; Amaia Zipitria, piano
  • 02 APR 2017
    Bad Dürkheim, Germany
    Anny Hwang, piano; Markus Ehrlich, saxophone
  • 20 MAR 2017
    Musashino Cultural Foundation, Tokyo
    Daniel Ottensamer, clarinet; Chika Murata, 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,01/05/2006
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