Customer Reviews for Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo (unaccompanied)
May 28, 2011
I would agree with a lot of the other reviewers. This is a pretty cool piece to play, though it is quite difficult and takes much time to figure out the fingerings and time changes. I would also agree that despite being fun to play, it isn't very fun to listen to :P
31 of 60 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Somewhere in Clarinetland
August 4, 2010
Fun, challenging, but...
Stravinsky's Three Pieces are very much examples of modern classical music. But they are fun to play, and very challenging. The first piece is slow and easy, with a "cool" surprise ending. The second is, in my mind, the hardest, and is not horribly devoid of musical value. The third, now, is, well...(just look back at the last sentence). But it is probably the most fun to play. Good pieces of music? No way. Good items in a clarinetist's reperoire? I think so.
30 of 76 people found this review helpful.
Location: from The South
November 16, 2009
Movement 1 is slow, not technically demanding, and very pretty. Movement 2 is much more technically demanding, but in my opinion, the difficulty with M.2 is playing it under control (the fast parts are all marked mf, except at the very end). Movement 3 sounds like the crazy birds that live in my backyard--I have no idea how Stravinsky did that, but it's very cool. Any of these pieces could have been published alone and would be considered a classic. You get all three for one easy price!
49 of 89 people found this review helpful.
Location: from somewhere in the universe
April 13, 2008
I like the (unacompained part)
oh my gosh this is what I have been waiting for something with out PIANO! the notes look easy but all the stinkin time changes are nuts!
56 of 96 people found this review helpful.
March 14, 2008
great buy... really hard
as with most pieces from this composer thier are some rather crazy time signatures or not having any. overall well worth the money and great for more advanced players.
43 of 89 people found this review helpful.
January 29, 2008
Rather crazy but fun to play!
As with most Stravinsky, these pieces are often odd, with time signatures either changing every bar or being absent altogether. However, they are most enjoyable to play although somewhat difficult, and interesting to listen to.
21 of 39 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Springville, AL
January 16, 2008
Definitely a good buy
Movement I is fairly easy. Movement II takes more time to put together to perfect the overall technique. Movement III requires a significant aspect in counting. If you can sightread this, you can sightread almost anything. It take a good amount of patience to count, put together, make a stable performance. I have spent two full hours on the piece as a whole since I bought it, and it is coming along nicely. It just takes patience and some musicianship
14 of 27 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Athens, GA
March 12, 2007
UGA Music Student Review
This is an excellent piece with plenty of opportunity for improvement on both style and technique. Highly recommended to any serious clarinet player.
15 of 23 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Inwood, WV
February 19, 2007
This piece is by far the most exciting i've ever played. Its great for the technical player and certainly builds finger strength. 100% reccomended for the pursuing scholar.
11 of 23 people found this review helpful.