Tag: clarinet notes

“Oncoming Traffic” = New works for clarinet

“Oncoming Traffic” = New works for clarinet with ensemble featuring Robert Spring, clarinet – Summit – Audiophile Audition. It’s refreshing to see a collection of truly new works for clarinet. Robert Spring has the clarinet pulse of new music. The…

Igor Stravinsky L’Histoire du Soldat (trio version); Preconcert Lecture Demonstration and Full Performance.

4 Videos- Stravinsky L’Histoire du Soldat, the Soldier’s Tale, a Faustian fable from Russian lore, translated into vivid music oozing with character by the great 20th century master. Humor, passion, dance, sexy tangos, doubt, trickery and penance come through the…

YouTube Pre-concert Talk on Debussy Rhapsodie

Here is my live pre-concert analysis of the Debussy Rhapsodie on YouTube. I got lots of positive feedback from the audience after the concert. I kept the program short, to allow time to speak. I spoke about 10 minutes before…

Clarinetist Evan Christopher makes the old sound new

The Minnesota Orchestra, a classical orchestra, commissions not one, but two “jazz” concertos in as many years. I like that. Composer and performer Evan Christopher’s music is steeped in the history and vocabulary of Bechet, Barney Bigard and other early…