20th Century French Music: A Clarinet Recital

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20th Century French Music: A Clarinet Recital

Time: March 11, 2019 from 7pm to 8:15pm
Location: La Maison Française of NYU
Street: 16 Washington Mews
City/Town: New York, NY 10003
Website or Map: http://as.nyu.edu/maisonfranc…
Phone: 2129988750
Event Type: concert
Organized By: La Maison Française of NYU
Latest Activity: Feb 21

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Event Description

The ventures of Debussy and Ravel into impressionism and the responsive compositional output from Les Six produced a flowering of innovative and compelling wind music.

The clarinet chapter of 20th century French music is saturated with tonal nuance and trademark French lyricism at their finest. In addition to the well-known nonpareils composed by Debussy, Poulenc, Messiaen, and Ravel, there is a vast underground of forgotten gems by lesser known masters: Bozza, Cahuzac, and Pierné. While these latter pieces are mainstays of the clarinet repertoire, they are largely unknown by wider audiences.

Clarinetist Sam Boutris and pianist Marina Iwao will provide a fresh look at these unjustifiably unheralded treasures. Commentary by Michael J. Gilligan.

Reservations: 212-998-8750 or maison.francaise@nyu.edu
Tickets: $20 General Admission; $10 Students with ID

Musicians' bios at as.nyu.edu/maisonfrancaise/events/2019/hidden-gems--early-20th-century-french-clarinet-music---concert

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