FOUR PIECES

for clarinet and string quartet



This work has been composed in 1990 and is built on a free use of the 12-tone technique. In 2007 it was orchestrated for the Charlemagne Orchestra, for CLARINET & STRING ORCHESTRA .

The first part Furioso is composed of obsessive rhythms in which melodical phrases develop little by little.

After the quiet and slower second part Misterioso, Comodo takes off with a mechanical pizzicato by the 2 violins. Following some melodical arabesques by the clarinet, this movement ends with a cadense for the clarinet, which passes on to the lower register and dies out gradually.

The last part Deciso is getting into a huge climax, built up with unisono passages and finishes suddenly in a mysterious coda, in which percussion effects for the strings and multiphonics for the clarinet create a surprising ending.




RECORDINGS

Available with Wim Henderickx

SCORE

Norsk Musikforlag (publisher)

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INSTRUMENTATION / EXTRA INFORMATION

for clarinet and string quartet
commissioned by the E. Ysaÿe Ensemble
(+/- 14’)
first performance: October 31, 1991 at the Gele Zaal in Ghent
Eddy Van Oosthuyse, clarinet
Eugène Ysaÿe Ensemble
recording : Radio Klara






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