• Jean Françaix
  • Concerto for clarinet and orchestra (1967)

  • Editions Transatlantiques (World)
  • Clarinet
  • 27 min
    • 22nd April 2023, Longman Performing Arts Center Issaquah High School, Issaquah, WA, United States of America
    • 2nd May 2023, Liberty University School of Music, Lynchburg, VA, United States of America
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Programme Note

The vast dimensions of Jean Françaix's Concerto for Clarinet allow the composer to showcase inexhaustibly diverse writing that the clarinet responds to instantly, with its own qualities: sentimentality, suppleness, exuberant virtuosity... The orchestra, whose members frequently assume a solo role, is just as challenged. The ensemble resembles a kaleidoscope of sound in permanent metamorphosis. This dazzling, cinematic work perfectly evokes what can be dubbed "the spirit of Paris".


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