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Improvisation for Clarinet and Piano is a compact, single-movement composition of clear formal division. Quasi-improvisational, twenty five-bar introduction of the clarinet shows its acoustic qualities, by guiding the melodic line mostly in the lower register. Entrance of piano Vivo accompaniment, as a background for clarinet figurations leading again to a solo clarinet improvisation, gives the piece a bit ironic character. The entrance is followed by the main part of the piece that is to be played Allegro ma non troppo, with a clearly expanded clarinet part. The fragment surely refers to Neoclassical trends.

Improvisation for Clarinet and Piano was composed in the autumn of 1991. The composer recalled that moment in his diary: “16th October 1991: I spent the entire day at the computer, on creative work this time, as I managed to finish the piece for clarinet that was commissioned by the Chair of Wind Instruments”.

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