Kaija Saariaho’s Duft
(Scent) the new piece for solo clarinet received its world premiere at the
International Clarinet Competition Freiburg, Germany on 28 July
Composer and clarinettist Jörg
Widmann had asked Kaija Saariaho to write the piece for the final round of the
competition. Duft, a colourful and expressive piece, exploring the
lyrical abilities of the instrument consists of three movements entitled:
Blütenstaub (Pollen), Blühend (Blossoming) Flüchtig (Fleeting). Duft will also
be a repertoire piece at the upcoming Beijing Music Competition in May 2013.
piece is available for sale at Musicroom.