|David Philip Hefti [1975 *]|
to the clarinet concerto in Bb Major by Johann Stamitz
|The Cadenzas to Stamitz's Clarinet Concerto were commissioned by Valentin Wandeler in 2006. Contemporary cadenzas written for Classical works tend to have a polarising effect. It is extremely difficult, particularly in compositions of the Mannheim Classicism, to do justice to this music that is very light. So I was concerned that I should not juxtapose my music with Stamitz's in a confrontational manner, but should rather compose transitions from the one style into the other. All the motives of these cadenzas are related to themes from the Clarinet Concerto.|
D. P. H.