Clarinet, piano - Level 4
Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn. Edited by Gerhard Allroggen. Stapled. Performance score, Part. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA08151_00. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA08151).
ISBN 9790006488971. 31 x 24.3 cm inches. Key: E-flat major.
The only wind instrument for which Felix Mendelssohn wrote any solo works is the clarinet. This Sonata, written by a young Mendelssohn, is genuine chamber music: the clarinet and piano are both used equally as a melody and an accompaniment instrument. The various playing characteristics of the clarinet are not fully exploited; instead Mendelssohn focuses more on the cantabile character of the instrument.