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Listen to the Haunting 2nd Movement of Poulenc’s Clarinet Sonata

Lori Archer Sutherland

Lori Archer Sutherland earned a Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition degree from the Ohio State University and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She composes, performs, and teaches clarinet. She plays bass clarinet with the Crystal Lake Community Band and the Woodstock City Band, clarinet with Winds Off the Lake Woodwind Quintet, and is the founder and organizer of the Knock on Wood Clarinet Choir, where she plays an even bigger clarinet. Check out her site and podcast at tonaldiversions.com

3 Responses

  1. kwsutherland says:

    Alright … you have me hooked. This movement is haunting (in a good way). What’s the background for this piece?

    • I’m glad I could convert you 🙂 The sonata was dedicated “to the memory of Arthur Honegger”, who was another of the composers in the famed cohort “Les Six” and who had died in 1955. I’m not finding much information beyond the dedication to know what else may have influenced it, unfortunately.

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