I had the pleasure of hearing my clarinet sonata performed this past week, however, over this last summer I had grown dissatisfied with certain aspects of the work and had already started reworking many of its elements, both structural and instrumental.
After the premiere, and after speaking with the soloist (François Lebrun), I decided to apply those changes I had been considering.
The most important changes occur in the Scherzo (2nd movement), where I actually cut out nearly 50 measures of music. Most of the other changes involved altering the register of the clarinet part.
At the premiere, I realized that the piece was far too demanding right off the start, with an excessive use of the extreme high register. I found my soloist exhausted, and barely a third of the sonata had been played yet.
Most of the other changes involved giving more break-time for the soloist to breath.
It remains a "virtuoso" sonata, but at least now, GPO isn't the only virtuoso capable of performing it
So without further ado, here is the new and (hopefully) improved version of
Sonata, opus 35, for clarinet and piano
Part 1 (Preludium and Scherzo)
Part 2 (Nocturne and Tiento)
Part 3 (Arioso and Ronde)