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Russian rag : arrangement for bassoon and piano

by Elena Kats-Chernin (1996, this version: 2004)

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Performance by Lisa Moore from the CD Purple, black & blues

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Four bassoon rags : for bassoon and piano / Elena Kats-Chernin

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Work Overview

Russian Rag

This piece was originally written in 1996 for a pianist Donna Coleman, as a commission from ABC Classics, for her CD "Rags to Riches". It was my first ever Ragtime and it has a slightly nostalgic feel, with a slight reference to Russian Cafe Music. Written in a rondo form.

Work Details

Year: 1996, this version: 2004

Instrumentation: Bassoon, piano.

Duration: 2 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Written for: Lorelei Dowling

Performances of this work

Unknown date: featuring Omega Ensemble.

6 May 2017: at CIMF 2017: Russian Roots and Rags (Fitter's Workshop). Featuring Elena Kats-Chernin.

6 Dec 2015: at Hansel and Gretel (Sydney Opera House - Utzon Room). Featuring John Martin, Victoria Jacono-Gilmovich.

8 Mar 2015: at All About Women (Sydney Opera House - Utzon Room).

25 Oct 14: Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, NSW

25 Oct 2014: at Elena Kats-Chernin & Tamara-Anna Cislowska (Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre).

11 Oct 2014: at Ensemble Liaison (Reardon Theatre). Featuring Ensemble Liaison.

31 Aug 2014: at Between Worlds (Mosman Art Gallery and Community Centre). Featuring Acacia Quartet.

28 Aug 2014: at Between Worlds (Australian Hall). Featuring Acacia Quartet.

10 May 2014: at The Vessel (Fitters Workshop).

10 May 14: Fitters Workshop, ACT

12 Aug 13: Pitt Street Uniting Church, NSW. Featuring Streeton Trio.

12 Aug 2013: at Streeton Trio - concert and CD Launch (Pitt Street Uniting Church). Featuring Streeton Trio.

16 May 2013: at Free Lunch Concert No 3 (Wagga Wagga Baptist Church). Featuring Catherine Holland, Geoffrey Xeros, Damien Johnson.

2 Apr 2011: at Colours of the Sea (Cork School of Music). Featuring Ozmosis Ensemble.

6 Mar 2011: at Elena Kats-Chernin (Verbrugghen Hall).

18 Jul 2010: at Masterworks (Gryphon Gallery, University of Melbourne).

12 May 2010: at Clarity Clarinet Quartet: A revised history of the clarinet (Theatre Husk, Melbourne). Featuring Lisa Clarke, Nicole Canham, Samantha Kelson Gray, Andrew Seymour.

1 May 2010: at Fisher's Ghost Youth Orchestra (Campbelltown Arts Centre). Featuring Fisher's Ghost Youth Orchestra.

24 Nov 07: Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre. Featuring Omega Ensemble.

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Selected works for clarinet, 2009

Posted by Australian Music Centre on 15 March, 2016

A popular piece of moderate difficulty for clarinet and piano. Requires reasonable control of all registers on the clarinet, rhythmically manageable with a straightforward piano part. Middle section more demanding. (Ros Dunlop, 2009)