Introduction & Scherzo-OB/BSN/PN
Composer: Newmark, Jonathan
Introduction & Scherzo (2001) for oboe, bassoon, and piano
This work was commissioned by oboist Dr. Jan Jakob Mooij and bassoonist Dr. Hans Cats for the 2001 season of the Chamber Music Conference and Composer's Forum at Bennington College, Vermont, where they premiered it. It represents an attempt to write a fundamentally serious, short work contrasting with the generally lighter trios for this combination by Fracis Poulenc, Jena Francaix, and Andre Previn, as well as to generate a complete new work from very few musical materials. The work is featured on he CD of Newmark's chamber works, Trios and Duos, and is available at cdbaby.com.