Video: “American Standard” for Clarinet and Piano
American Standard was premiered in Shrewsbury, England in 1993, but the U.S. premiere was given the following year as part of the New Music Delaware Festival at the University of Delaware.
Last week pianist Julie Nishimura, who participated in that 1994 performance, gave me the honor of including the piece in a concert celebrating her 20 years as faculty accompanist at the university. This time she was joined by the wonderful clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt, also of the U. Delaware music faculty.
Here’s a high-definition video of the performance.
American Standard is included on the British label Clarinet Classics’ CD Time Pieces – 60 Years of American Music for Clarinet and Piano