Journals Higher Education


Sheet Music

Published: 12 February 2004

Difficulty: Moderately Difficult

28 Pages

ISBN: 9780193867482

Bookseller Code (32)

Rebecca Clarke


Forces or Category: Violin, viola, piano

A duo concertante for violin, viola and piano
This work was written around 1940, placing it near the beginning of a series of Clarke's late compositions. It both looks forward to her lean, linear, avowedly modern conceptions and backwards to works which are explicit homages to ancient styles, forms, and composers. A strain from the gypsy-rondo of Brahms's Piano Quartet Op. 25 echoes throughout the opening pages and is heard again in the piece's remarkable conclusion.

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