Duo - Bagatelles (1990)

for 'cello, clarinet
By Paul Siskind
American

Siskind writes: “Duo-Bagatelles, composed in 1990, displays an important aspect in the development of my musical style: a penchant for a terse and aphoristic sense of drama. Each of its five movements presents a concise, self-contained mood or gesture, with focus on the coloristic possibilities of the instruments rather than on motivic development. As virtuosic show-pieces, the Bagatelles present numerous challenges to the performers.”

Other works by Paul Siskind:
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