Cesta domov

B-flat clarinet and string quartet

“The clarinet quintet takes a 15-minute journey through various worlds, ostensibly in Slovakia, lyrically weaving its way through flowing melody, driving turgidity, and even reassurance. The language is tonal, the rhythms complex, the clarinet line lyrical, and the strings as rich and varied as a movie score. Luttik [the clarinetist] played with the lyrical warmth and the charisma of a pied piper, while the strings were articulate, colorful and brilliant in flavor. It was a delightful journey.” (from a Times Argus review of the premiere performance.)