Klezmer Clarinet Duets [Playing score]
- Interesting, worth a look
- Staff Pick
“Fantastic fun for audiences and players alike”
Charles Sinden Just Flutes staff member
Any of these pieces would be an exciting and popular choice for the concert programme. Both clarinet parts are of moderate difficulty and the pieces are presented with easier arrangements at the beginning progressing to those that are a little more challenging. Today's klezmer comprises a wide range of styles extending from traditional ensembles to "crossover" with jazz, pop and rock. This collection of ten arrangements from the clarinettist and composer Helmut Hödl, contains popular melodies as well as lesser-known folk songs. Two additional compositions from Helmut Hödl himself complete the collection. All share a common basis of deeply expressive themes where laughter and sadness are reminiscent of language and song.