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Category: Instrumental solos

Claude Debussy

How to Listen to Debussy’s Sublime “Sarabande”

November has been bustling! It started with a combined student recital and clarinet choir concert that I organized and performed in, followed by a week-long staycation for me where I got a chance to...

A photograph of Lori's Buffet R-13 Bb clarinet

Music Appreciation: Sonata for Clarinet Mvt. III by Francis Poulenc

(Third in a three-part series. For part one, click here. For part two, click here) From the melancholy of the previous movement, we fly into the third movement with exuberance! It’s a tough call...

A photograph of Lori's Buffet R-13 Bb clarinet

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

I love this movement; I think it is absolutely gorgeous. It is so full of emotion: melancholy, hope, heartbreak, peace. I fell in love with it the first time I ever heard it. Poulenc’s...

A photograph of Lori's Buffet R-13 Bb clarinet

Music Appreciation: Sonata for Clarinet Mvt. I by Francis Poulenc

Ah, clarinet! I couldn’t wait too much longer to talk about a clarinet piece, but I did have a hard time deciding which of the many I love to talk about first. I’ve settled...

A photograph of the pipe organ in a church in Freising, Germany

Dance Down the Aisle with Derek Bourgeois’s “Serenade”

Wow! My blog is one year old! Thanks to those who have shown your support – I truly appreciate it. So to celebrate, I’m listening to Serenade by Derek Bourgeois (b. 1941), a piece...

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