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Sonata Cho-Cho-San (Flute and Clarinet)


Sonata Cho-Cho-San, based on themes from Puccini's Madama Butterfly (Flute and Clarinet), Published by Theodore Presser Company.

Clarinet in Bb

In the spirit of the great 19th-century opera fantasies for woodwinds, Michael Webster has created a concert trio on the many great arias from Puccini's Madama Butterfly. However, as its name implies, Sonata Cho-Cho-San is not the typical virtuosic operatic potpourri. Rather, it follows the plot, resembling a sonata mirroring Puccini's use of recurring and developing themes. Webster makes the most of the winds as versatile performers - equally suited to deliver Puccini's beautiful vocal writing, and to ornament and embroider the poignant themes in symphonic style. For advanced performers.