Eine Kleine Nichtmusik

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Le Tombeau de Ravel

Last Saturday I played in a concert which included the Finzi Clarinet Concerto (brilliantly played by the RSNO's John Cushing). It got me thinking about English clarinet music. Here is a piece my wife played sometimes in the days when she did more solo performing. It isn't heard much: partly I suppose because Benjamin is rather out of fashion these days, but also because it's one of the toughest pieces in the clarinet & piano repertoire (for both players).