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    "Introduction, Theme and Variations" - David

    The "Introduction, Theme and Variations" from Sehnsuchts-Walzer by Franz Schubert, is set for solo Clarinet in Bb and Piano by Ferdinand David (copyright Carl Fisher). This wonderful work presents a Introduction, Theme and three Variations in a well rounded, technically challanging work for clarinet soloist of some 9:20 in duration.

    The presentation here is prepared using Finale 2006 and the GPO Bb Solo Clarinet and Steinway Lite piano. It was a long work to enter and detail out fully and balance the soloist against the piano. And in the end, it is extremely gratifying to hear.

    www.garybricault.com/mp3/DavidIntroductionThemeVariation.mp3

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    Re: "Introduction, Theme and Variations" - David

    It does sound like a difficult piece for the clarinet. It sounds familiar so it must be fairly popular.

    My ears tell me you did a fine job on this effort.

    Phil

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    Re: "Introduction, Theme and Variations" - David

    A great job, Gary.
    I think the Clarinet music can †race the development
    of music from the Classical to Contemporary.
    Early clarinet composers; Stamitz, von Weber, then
    Mozart. I did an arrangement of Concerto for 2 Clarinets
    & Orchestra by by Krommer. I thought he sounded like
    a bridge to the Rossinni work. I heard an arrangement
    for Richard stotzman of a work for a now obsolete
    instrument called the Arpeggionie(sp?) by Schubert which sounded like it was written for clarinet. This arrangement
    seemed to look both backwards & forward in its scope. A little like von Weber and †hen at the end a push past Mozart. Brahm's clarinet sonatas are still among the best for clarinet.
    Other Romantic composers wrote fine work for the clarinet-
    Mussorgsky et al. Twentieth Century composers Bernstein,
    and Copland s†and ou†.
    My point or viewpoin† is how works for the clarinet seem
    to reflect the progress of music.

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    Re: "Introduction, Theme and Variations" - David

    Quote Originally Posted by fastlane
    It does sound like a difficult piece for the clarinet. It sounds familiar so it must be fairly popular.

    My ears tell me you did a fine job on this effort.

    Phil
    Phil,

    I is fairly well known as it appears on the NY audition/performance list and is a grade 5 piece. I was unfamiliar with it until last year. But I think it is a great demonstration piece for the GPO solo clarinet.

    Gary

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    Re: "Introduction, Theme and Variations" - David

    Gary, this is a very fine renedering of a wonderful clarinet work. Bravo!

    As a clarinetist myself, this sounded very good and you showed wonderful expertise giving the piece nuances that would make any clarinet player proud. Unfortunately (for me) I have never performed this piece.

    Thanks for giving the forum members and myself especially a chance to hear this excellent piece!
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
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    Rich

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    Re: "Introduction, Theme and Variations" - David

    This is cool. Must have taken a long time in Finale. A nice rendering!
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    Re: "Introduction, Theme and Variations" - David

    Quote Originally Posted by garymosse
    A great job, Gary.
    I think the Clarinet music can †race the development
    of music from the Classical to Contemporary.
    Gary,

    Thanks for the interesting treatment on the history of clarinet in music.

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    Re: "Introduction, Theme and Variations" - David

    Quote Originally Posted by RichR
    Gary, this is a very fine renedering of a wonderful clarinet work. Bravo!

    As a clarinetist myself, this sounded very good and you showed wonderful expertise giving the piece nuances that would make any clarinet player proud. Unfortunately (for me) I have never performed this piece.

    Thanks for giving the forum members and myself especially a chance to hear this excellent piece!
    Rich,

    I was glad to be able to put this fine work up using the GPO for the forum. Actually I became aware of this work when my daughter played the Intro, Theme and 1st Variation this past summer. It stuck in my head and eventaully I just had to take the time to enter it, little by little, into Finale. The more I put in the better it got !!

    Gary

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    Re: "Introduction, Theme and Variations" - David

    An excellent rendering, really. I never heard this composition, thank you for posting this

    Roberto

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    Re: "Introduction, Theme and Variations" - David

    It is Clarinet-time!!! Last night I listened to "Misty" of Larry Alexander to have nice dreams and now this great piece of Schubert is caressing my ears. What a wonderful era this is. Thank you for putting it here, finally I've got the change to discover the power of the GPO clarinet. Nice intimate rendering, as if it is played just in the living room.


    Raymond

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