Elegy and Humoresque-BSN/PN
Composer: Baek, Kari
Elegy and Humoresque (1996)
The Elegy begins with a melancholic melody, which is the basis for the rest of the movement. Tis melody is later heard as fragments int he discussion between the bassoon and piano. For a while, the darker sounds change to merrier dance tones. These fade, however, and we hear again the melody from the opening, with the elegiac sound of the bassoon playing in the high tenor register.
The Humoresque is a light and humorous movement. Here the instruments play with the notes, imitate each other, quarrel, or simply talk together- all without any ulterior motive!
Kari Baek (b.1950) is a composer and oboist who resides in the Faroe Islands (between Scotland and Iceland).