Elizabeth Johnson , In a Student Recital March 10 | 7:00 PM · Kimball Recital Hall
Introduction et Rondo (1898) by Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937)
Four Characteristic Pieces (1899) by William Hurlstone (1876-1906)
Cinco Bocetos (1984) by Roberto Sierra (1953-)
Sonata No. 2 in E-flat Major, op. 120 (1894) by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
This clarinet recital explores similarities and differences between three pieces written in the 1890’s in the English, French, and German traditions of clarinet composition. These works by Widor, Hurlstone, and Brahms each have their own unique interpretation of the late Romantic style and all use a wide expressive palette. The middle of the recital includes a work written by the living composer Robert Sierra that transports the listener from the sounds of European Romanticism to the lively rhythms and melodies of Puerto Rico.