The work Au pays de la soif et de la peur is wonderfully expressive and unfolds in slow movements, making use of the full breadth of the two instruments’ ranges. Although he does not seek virtuosity, the performance of the work demands the utmost of performers, and above all, requires an extreme rapport.
The music of this quintet is clearly thematic and brings together highly chromatic fragments with a profound lyricism.
Tonightingale exudes austerity with clarity and concision.
This composition is based on the painting of the same title by Joan Miró. It is a short piece in a “naïve” style.
Sonata for Clarinet and piano, Op. 46 was written in the spring of 1988. The Clarinet Sonata is conceivedin two movements. The first one is written in Sonata form.
The Miniatures are small pieces for small groups (from duets, trios and quartets to groups of eleven players) which explore the possibilities of the performers from the perspective of sound rather than technique or virtuosity.