13, August 2012

Saariaho – Duft

Kaija Saariaho’s Duft
(Scent) the new piece for solo clarinet received its world premiere at the International Clarinet Competition Freiburg, Germany on 28 July 2012.

Composer and clarinettist Jörg Widmann had asked Kaija Saariaho to write the piece for the final round of the competition. Duft, a colourful and expressive piece, exploring the lyrical abilities of the instrument consists of three movements entitled: Blütenstaub (Pollen), Blühend (Blossoming) Flüchtig (Fleeting). Duft will also be a repertoire piece at the upcoming Beijing Music Competition in May 2013.

The piece is available for sale at Musicroom.