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Jazz Latin New Age. A little about Franz Krommer Krommer is a Czechoslovakian composer who is most known for his wind instrument writing.

Upon hearing the following example for the first time, it would likely take a couple interjections for the audience to realize the character roles. Double Clarinet Concerto; Spohr: Click here for a full PDF of the third movement if you wish to see what you hear.

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Drinking Hanging Out In Love. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. The antiphonal effect created by fine tuning these intervals could be described as a timbre mind-trick.

The first thing that must be noted about the third movement is that the two voices are really quite equal when it comes to labeling one as Clarinet I and the o ther as Clarinet II. The clarinetists enjoy a little more solo time within this movement, and the individual parts are largely written with the intent of call and response.

Let us explore the third movement to demonstrate just how that is possible.

T he double clarinet concertos of Franz Krommer especially exploit the above, to the point where ol might almost be considered “fluff”. The final movement, like the last movement of Weber ‘s Clarinet Concerto No.

It will also likely need to be stronger than the upper octave for the balance to be correct.


This interplay is largely built right into the score, however there is still a lot that rel ies on the players’ technique and willingness to become one overall voice. Not only is the textural effect there, it allows for better eye contact, and communication between the two players.

Concerto for 2 clarinets & orchestra in E flat major, Op. 91

Second of all, the writing is often with the voices in different octaves, or moving in opposite directions. Thirds are less challenging to make sound pleasing to the ear. Both settings are common to see, and I too have experimented in the past. It shares features with Weber ‘s works, such as full use of jrommer instrument’s range, graceful ornamentation, and passages that range from legato to staccato to long, sustained trills.

Krommer – Concerto for 2 clarinet Op.91 1/3

19 may find that you naturally want to follow one voice over the otherdepending on what you find more interesting. Krommer is a Czechoslovakian composer who is most known for his wind instrument writing.

The audience is no longer listening to two clarinets playing on stage, and is instead right in the middle of a unity of sound. In addition, Krommer also traveled to Italy and France, where he received various honours. Listen to how Meyer and Krommwr take on their respective roles. That mood is broken when the clarinets enter and create a sweet duet.

Sabine Meyer and Julian Bliss do a great job of introducing the double clarinet concerto through touching on both the Krommer Op. R epertoire at this time was written to explore the full range of the clarinet, result ing in a trend of many scalar and arppegiated melodi c lines.


Krommer creates this in the third movement by orchestrating the clarinet voices in three different ways: For it to be effective, both players need to know who has the melody, and therefore who should be slightly more present. Finally, Clarinet I finishes with a more ornamented version of the initial sentence.

Then Clarinet I takes over for 11 measures, stating a second sentence.

In the early nineteenth century, the character of the classical clarinet was often light and playful, which was arguably due to a want to follow in the success of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. These intervals are normally octaves or thirds. First of all simply with each voice coming from either side of the stage.

This displacement of where the sound is coming from, and actual pitch movement creates a different type of listening experience, that is especially heightened when you eliminate the sense of sight. This leaves the main voice needing to come forward a little more, and the answering voice to come back a little, while still emerging out of the main voice.

In the end however, I do feel that it is best to stand on either side of the stage as Krommer wanted. Thirds are also extremely crowd pleasing.

It is hard to imagine those on stage not enjoying themselves, which easily transmits into the audiences’ smile at the final cadence.