Kresge Library

Oakland University's
Department of Music, Theatre & Dance

  Clarineting with the stars

"I have often wondered what many of the works on tonight’s program would “sound like” in motion.  In consultation with my colleagues, I have chosen music that I hope, first and foremost, appeals in some way to all listeners.  Most of these works constitute standard repertoire for the clarinetist, so we also present these pieces, in part, for anyone who has studied clarinet at any level, and has come to appreciate these works as much as I have over the course of my career.  I believe that the highly evocative characteristics of much of this music lend itself well to movement.  I have experienced these works in new ways since embarking on this project, and it is my hope that you will “hear” these in new and different ways this evening."

-George Stoffan

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Library Resources for More Information*

Igor Stravinsky
Biographical essay in Grove Music Online.
Books about Stravinsky at Kresge Library
Recordings of Stravinsky's music at Kresge Library

Cyrille Rose
Online recording of 32 Etudes for Clarinet (Sean Osborn, clarinetist; from Naxos Music Library)

Claude Debussy
Biographical essay in Grove Music Online.
Books about Debussy at Kresge Library
Recordings of Debussy's music at Kresge Library

Bohuslav Martinu
Biographical essay in Grove Music Online.
Recordings of Martinu's music at Kresge Library

Carlos Guastavino
Biographical essay in Grove Music Online.
Recordings of Guastavino's music at Kresge Library

Witold Lutoslawski
Biographical entry in the Oxford Dictionary of Music.
Recordings of Lutoslawski's music at Kresge Library

*Access to full text resources from off campus is limited to current Oakland students, staff, and faculty.

Created on 3/5/11 by Shawn Lombardo / Last updated on 5/1/19 by Shawn Lombardo
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