Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra. (Original composition);
Nytch, Jeffrey Curtis
Doctor of Musical Arts
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra was composed for Richard Stolzman and the Seattle Symphony, with a recording of the work planned for 1995 on the Master Musicians Collective Label. The work follows the Classical model of three movements (fast, slow, fast), with the first movement in a traditional sonata form. The second movement is a freer, meditative movement, and the final movement is a modified rondo-variations. The work attempts to reflect the Classical ideals of clarity of form, structure and orchestration, while the technical demands made on the players are within the idiomatic limits of their instruments. The concerto is sixteen and one-half minutes long and is scored for pairs of winds (with an additional clarinet), four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, timpani, percussion (three players), harp, clarinet solo and strings.