20th Century. This chamber music work, composed in 1907/08, marks a turning point not only in Sch”nberg's output, but also for the history of modern music in general. Major-minor tonality, obligatory for centuries, is increasingly abandoned over the fourmovements in favor of a free atonality. This break with music-historical tradition goes hand-in-hand with a further breach of convention; in the last two movements, Sch”nberg includes a solo soprano singing settings of two poems by Stefan George. ...
21st Century. For narrator, clarinet & piano. The five poems were taken from Under Water by Ogden Nash, America's favorite humorist and poet extraordinaire. His playful and often preposterous poetry celebrates aquatic creatures both above and beneath thewater's surface. Nash cleverly captures the whimsy of the denizens of the deep while delivering his pearls of wit with his usual panache and splash! - the composer
21st Century. For bassoon & vibraphone (vibes). Rondo Para Manana was written as a wedding gift. In the title, "para manana" is focused on the future, looking forward to the many tomorrows ahead. The rondo form of the piece is a reminder to always returnto the place where you started when you are looking for stability, inspiration, and hope. - the composer
Category: Chamber Music Duets/Duos Item: 134515 Grade/Level: Advanced Price: $21.95