Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra

Robert Spring, clarinet; ProMusica Chamber Orchestra conducted by Timothy Russell

The way Peter Schickele has incorporated Philip Glass-influenced melodies into the otherwise non-minimalist music he writes under his own name (rather than as PDQ) shows how evolution never quite works out in predictable ways. One minute into the first movement of his Clarinet Concerto, featured on a disc primarily of American premieres, and Schickele uses those trademark arpeggios to show off the tone quality of the clarinet throughout its range.