Liebermann, Lowell : Elegy
Liebermann wrote an emotionally charged Elegy to clarinetist Jon Manasse's late father, Dr. Gustave Manasse. This touching and reflective work is sure to add an intensity to any concert and is a favorite among clarinetists. The Elegy begins in plaintive reflection, then passes through an extended section of increasing tension-and-resolve before a reprise brings the piece to a wistful close. The premiere in 2013 was by Jon Manasse (clarinet) and Jon Nakamatsu (piano). The composer has also made this arrangement for flute and piano available.