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Quatre poemes

DAC067

The work Quatre Poemes (Four Poems) for clarinet and piano arose from four poems of Joan Brossa: these are inspired by the frivolous spirit and the elements of reflection and surrealism, and are based on a hidden rhythmic beat over which the two instruments dialogue.

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    Period 20th c.
    Instruments cl.pno.
    Pages 16
    Time 8 min
    Contents score + part
    ISMN 979-0-3502-0619-1
    Price of print edition 12,50€

    Among the first works that Rodríguez Picó composed in the late 70’s there are these Quatre poemes per a clarinet i piano (Four poems for clarinet and piano). Dated September 1978, it debuted in Nice on 21 May 1981 with Michel Lethiec on clarinet and D. Weber on piano.
    The first edition of the work came to light at this same publisher in its Col·lecció Cluster (Cluster Collection) in 1986 with the reference AC067. Now it is published in the revision that the author made in order to present the work with a clearer notation, fewer aleatory elements and a slightly shorter format than in the first version.
    The work arose from the poems of Joan Brossa. It was not directly inspired by their content but by the frivolous spirit and the elements of reflection and surrealism, but also those elements of irony and surprise. Incorporating these premises, the work is based on a hidden rhythmic beat over which the two instruments dialogue. The Third Poem, a clarinet solo, has a grand crescendo, not only in intensity but also in the rhythmic figuration. This contrasts with the other three poems, which demand great collaboration and chamberistic work.


    David Puertas

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