Login

Enter your username and password

Forgotten your username or password?

Your Shopping Cart

There are no items in your shopping cart.

Work

Classical stories (clarinet with string quartet)

by Julian Yu (2014)

Score Sample

View a sample of the score of this work
This sample is from the Trios: Clarinet, piano, violin version of this work

Audio Sample

Performance by Robert Schubert, Lorraine Hook, Deborah Goodall, Gabby Halloran, Virginia Kable from the CD Old and Yu

Selected products featuring this work — Display all products (1 more)

MOVE 50

$22.73

Add to cart

CD

MOVE 50 : 24 Australian Composers celebrate 50 years of Move Records.

Library shelf no. CD 3031 [Not for loan]

Classical stories

$45.45

Add to cart

Score

Classical stories : for clarinet, violin and piano / Julian Yu.

Version: This product features the Trios: Clarinet, piano, violin version of this work

Library shelf no. 785.2413/YU 2 [Available for loan]

Display all products featuring this work (1 more)  

Work Overview

This is a collection of humorous pieces which incorporate classical material in a variety of ways, including quotation, collage, parody and pastiche. It includes eight short movements:

Two Swans Under Two Moons - The swans of Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saens bask in the moonlight of Beethoven and Debussy.

Always Tragedy - What could be more tragic than a meeting between Tristan, Isolde, Romeo, Juliet and the Butterfly Lovers?

A Phonecall to Mozart - Nokia's ringtone interrupts Mozart while he is trying to compose his Piano Sonata in A Major.

What for Elise? - The familiar wrapping paper contains unexpected presents from far and wide...

J.S the Great - Bach's own melodies woven together in Bach's own way. No extra notes are added.

To Comrade Shostakovich - An appreciation of his lighter side. The theme comes from a children's song from his cantata Song of the Forest.

Caterpoint - Prokofiev's cat from Peter and the Wolf dances to a counter melody.

Brahmsody - A rhapsodic treatment of Brahms' Symphony no. 1 in C Minor brings this collection a vigorous conclusion.

Work Details

Year: 2014

Instrumentation: Clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello.

Duration: 24 min.

Contents note: Prologue: Two Swans under Two Moons -- Compound tragedy -- Paganiniana -- Phone call to Mozart -- What's for Elise? -- Finished Symphony -- Why are butterflies sad? -- Stepping up birthday -- Harmonic Phrases at an Exhibition -- Caterpoint -- To comrade Shostakovich -- Epilogue :Two Swans under Two Moons.

Performances of this work

24 Jul 2017: at Plexus at Yellow House (Yellow House Gallery). Featuring Plexus Ensemble.

22 Nov 14: Melbourne Recital Centre

User reviews

Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this work.

To post a comment please login.