The Red Pony Suite
Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in F minor Op.5
Introduction Theme & Variations for Clarinet & Orchestra
Symphonic Metamorphosis: Variations on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber CA
Themes & Variations explores the range of interpretation and inventiveness of composers.
Copland’s The Red Pony Suite is based on John Steinbeck’s beautiful story of a boy and his horse.
Crussell’s works are noted for their lyricism, rich harmonies and craftsmanship.
Rossini composed Introduction,Theme and Variations at the age of 18, remaining a virtuosic staple for clarinetists.
Hindemith sketched a series of movements on themes by Carl Maria von Weber for a ballet. While the collaboration fell through, Hindemith revised it into the Metamorphosis; a splashy, bombastic yet delicate work. Every instrument is showcased in this thematic play, as melodies escape from one and jump to the other.