Wind Instruments Clarinet, Piano Accompaniment (Clarinet, Piano)
Composed by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921). Edited by Peter Jost. Arranged by Klaus Schilde. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. ABRSM syllabus Grade: 7.8 -- ABRSM 2018 remarks: rec., 2014-2017 -- TCL 2016 Grade: 6, 7. Classical. Softcover. 32 pages. G. Henle #HN965. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480965).
Item Number: HL.51480965
ISBN 9790201809656. 9x12 inches.
Henle was able to consult the autograph of the Clarinet Sonata op. 167 for the first time for their Urtext edition. “At the moment I am putting my last ounce of energy into giving seldom considered instruments an opportunity to be heard,” Saint-Saëns wrote to a friend in Apirl of the year he died. A sonata for oboe, one for clarinet and one for bassoon were thus composed; yet he was not to hear the premieres. As far as form and inflection are concerned, the three wind sonatas op. 166-168 hark back to the gallant style of the 18th century and thus approach the neoclassicism movement around 1920. Humor, wit and fine irony characterize these works for wind.