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Romance for Clarinet and Piano #2761179
08/26/18 05:06 PM
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Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx-JgSMykto
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/lateromantic...-robert-cunningham-kristi-hanno-clarinet

The Romance for Clarinet and Piano (1983) was one of my earliest compositions - in fact, it was my first serious composing venture beyond the realm of piano solo. The piece was melodious, Romantic, and much simpler than most of my later music. I revived it a little over a year ago and created a new edition, revising some passages. Somewhat to my surprise, this work that I had thought of as naive and not quite mature was very positively received by audiences, and earlier this year I had the opportunity to make this recording with Kristi Hanno, a clarinetist of international reputation. The piece is basically in sonata-allegro form, but with the secondary theme set in the subdominant rather than the dominant. In the coda, which I think is the most effective part of the work, the primary and secondary themes are woven together in counterpoint, and at the very end I take advantage of the clarinet's beautiful chalumeau register.

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Re: Romance for Clarinet and Piano [Re: Robert Cunningham] #2761910
08/30/18 07:45 AM
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Very interesting composition.


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Re: Romance for Clarinet and Piano [Re: Robert Cunningham] #2761922
08/30/18 09:03 AM
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Very nice! I like your clarinet work. You are a skillfull writer. Thanks for sharing it.

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Larry G. Alexander


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Re: Romance for Clarinet and Piano [Re: Larry G. Alexander] #2762168
08/31/18 10:09 AM
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Thank you, Larry!

Re: Romance for Clarinet and Piano [Re: Robert Cunningham] #2763569
09/05/18 01:42 PM
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What a beautiful solid classical composition. And your performance is excellent. Must feel wonderful to perform this your own work.
Congrats to both of you.

Kjell

Re: Romance for Clarinet and Piano [Re: kjelleman] #2764028
09/07/18 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by kjelleman
What a beautiful solid classical composition. And your performance is excellent. Must feel wonderful to perform this your own work.
Congrats to both of you.

Kjell

Thanks, kjelleman! Although I think I'm a pretty capable pianist, Kristi (the clarinetist) is such a fine performer that I found myself being challenged to rise to a higher level, thinking about long lines, etc.


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