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Boosey & Hawkes (Hendon Music)

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

World Premiere
Pontino Festival, Sermoneta
Roland Diry, clarinet /
Composer's Notes

GRA (‘Play’ in Polish) for solo clarinet, was written as a tribute to my dear friend, Witold Lutoslawski, to commemorate his 80th birthday.  During the twenty-five or so years that I have known Witold, I have never ceased to admire his impressive works and his gracious personality.  This clarinet piece combines frequently changing, playful characters together (all based on the same material) and recalls to me my many delighted visits with the composer in America and Poland.

-Elliott Carter

Reproduction Rights:
This programme note can be reproduced free of charge in concert programmes with a credit to the composer

Recommended Recording

Charles Neidich
Bridge Records BCD 9044

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