Arthur Gottschalk: Sonata for Bass Clarinet and Piano
Sonata for Bass Clarinet and Piano
Clarinette basse et piano
Sonata for Bass Clarinet and Piano was commissioned by virtuoso former Houston Symphony clarinetist Richard Nunemaker, and takes full advantage of his prodigious technique and the instrument's extraordinary range. Although the sonata is traditional in its structure - with three movements whose tempi are ordered as fast, slow, fast - it is highly original in its musical content.