Hard, but definitely worth it.Steve P said:Young-
Im glad your fingers hurt. Thats what you get for stealing KLONOS out from under my nose in Brussels!
I hav been working the Brahms Clarinet Sonatas, and these are killing me. Not the most technically difficult, but the music!! The MUSIC!!!!! Hard.
You know, I tend to agree. I haven't seen this one either, but after repeatedly watching the video of V. David playing this effortlessly at WSC XIV, this sounds really really difficult. And considering V. David's virtual perfection in his recordings of other insanely difficult works with which I'm much more familiar, I wouldn't doubt that this one was right on the money too.NeilMcG said:I haven't seen it, but I imagine the saxophone arrangement of Boulez's 'Dialogue de l´ombre double' is fairly taxing.
It's a whole step up, I think. I need to check that, though. As far as I know, Kelly preferred the lighter color that resulted from taking the piece up. After performing/studying it, I can honestly say that it is more idiomatic for the clarinet.Dannel said:Hey Brian, would you happen to know why JEK recorded it half a step up from what's written though? I think it was half a step up, I forgot.