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Géza Frid Concerto for Clarinets Op 82
Seeded by pkluttik on 15 Mar 2017
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Author: Karen Luttik
Géza Frid (1904-1989) was a significant Hungarian-born Dutch composer and pianist of Jewish descent. His compositional style was highly regarded in the Dutch musical scene of the 20th century; his music has been programmed on multiple occasions by the Concertgebouw Orchestra and in 1949 and 1954 won the City of Amsterdam Music Award. Major influences on Frid’s musical development started in his native Hungary where he studied with Béla Bartók and Zoltan Kodaly before his move to the Netherlands. In 1972, he composed a significant concerto for B-flat, A, E-flat and bass clarinets (Op. 82) and dedicated it to George Pieterson, principle clarinet with the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Scholarly discussions of Géza Frid’s clarinet music are not to be found in either the US based International Clarinet Society’s The Clarinet, or in the Dutch based De Klarinet. Intensive World Cat library searches have yielded no recordings of this piece, and currently there is not even one recording of Frid’s
Work: Frid: Concerto for Clarinets Op. 82
Composer: Géza Frid
Period: 20th Century