Mary Pappert School of Music
Sr. Marie Agatha Ozah
Dr. Stephen Benham
Clarinet, Flute, Bassoon, Copland, Brahms, Harvey
This recital features three members of the woodwind family: clarinet, flute, and bassoon. The primary focus of this recital is on the clarinet repertoire. The music ranges across the eras, from Baroque to 20th Century, and is written by composers from North America and Europe. Along with the wide range of compositional styles, the music presents the virtuosity and range of the woodwind family. Brahms' Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, No. 1 demonstrates a very classical approach to the clarinet after he was inspired by clarinetist Richard Mühlfeld. Harvey's Three Etudes on Themes of Gershwin focuses more on a jazz and theatrically inspired side of the clarinet. Copland's Clarinet Concerto, composed for Benny Goodman, incorporates classical, jazz, and North and South American elements. All of these works exemplify the woodwind family and their capabilities.
Ciarlariello, C. (2012). Graduate Recital, Clarinet, Flute, Bassoon (Recital, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/411