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A little taste of the pieces … more in the CD-Booklet!
“The impatience to return to our private life after a stressful working day; one hectic car after another and the foot always ready to accelerate; in the subway, many squeeze, too many; in the crowd, people collide, block the way, fight their way through; Sounds – Impulse – Noise: Rush Hour.”
ASUKA, Rhapsody for Clarinet and Piano by Roger Boutry (I. La riviere Asuka, II. Danseuses de Kinoe, III Rush Hour)
“A rhapsodic pearl, that we usually start our concerts with.”
Rhapsodie Provençale by Lucien Excoffier
“A tree – be it small or crooked or majestic or leafy – is a creature that does not live for itself, but indeed for the earth it uses and all the living beings that inhabit it.”
Ode agli abitatori di un albero abbattuto (Ode to the inhabitants of a felled tree) by Irlando Danieli
“This milestone in the repertoire is one of many examples of how the composer has revolutionized the function of wind instruments in chamber music (as well as within the orchestra) throughout his career.”
Première Rhapsody by Claude Debussy
“The composer managed to save both himself and his own ideas from annihilation despite the influence of Russia in the early 20th century and the sometimes overpowered need to break away from the constraints of the traditional harmonic system.”
Rhapsody and Capriccio by Siegfried Borris
“The enthusiasm that infuses every note of the piece is unique and contagious. It is ignited with the clarinet’s opening glissando, surges in every solo of the piano, and positively explodes in the final ‘Grandioso’.”
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin