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Composer: Krzywicki, Jan

Publisher: Presser

Edition: 494-02914


Partita (2004)
for oboe and piano
by Jan Krzywicki (b. 1948)- American composer
1. Introduction
2. Gigue
3. Interlude
4. Capriccio
5. Conclusion

Krzywicki describes his Partita as "both a suite and a set of informal variations," written for oboist Fredric T. Cohen, who subsequently recorded the work as part of the second Albany Records compilation of Krzywicki chamber music, Alchemy. On the classical music blog ICareIfYouListen.com, David Pearson waxes poetic: "Thick intensities sometimes give way to barren moments. At times the oboe soars towards a goal in its upper extremes, taking a few times and building the tension before reaching it. The piano punctuates, sometimes lays into a heavy groove for a short time, and pulls out sonorities ranging from booming low chords, plucked sounds, to ambiguous ethereal textures." For advanced performers.

Duration: 16:00