ARIA

1991

Concert for clarinet and small orchestra (13 musicians)
flute (also piccolo), oboe (also E.H.), clarinet (also bass clarinet), bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, kettledrums, 2 violins, viola, cello and bouble bass.

DEDICATION • "Dedicated to Armand Angster & Françoise Kubler for the birth of Lena"

DURATION • 11 minutes

EDITOR •  Salabert

COMMISSION • Co-commission from the City of Strasbourg for the bicentenary of Mozart's death, and the Musica 92 Festival

PREMIERE • Feburary 4, 1992, Salzburg, Salzburger Mozarteum, Armand Angster (clarinet), solistes of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Olivier Dejours (musical direction).

1. ARIA (arja). n.m. (Haria caria "tumult", 1493; a. fr. "torment", "harass").
Aged. Embarrassment, boredom, worry, worries. So many arias! V. Tintouin (Fam).

2. ARIA (arja). n.r. (1752; it. aria "air"). Mus. class. Air, melody accompanied by an instrument or a small number of instruments. A Mozart aria.