Clarinet, Piano (Clarinet)
Clarinet and Piano. Composed by John Adams (1947-). Boosey & Hawkes Chamber Music. Classical, Contemporary. 44 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051582211. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48005912).
Item Number: HL.48005912
Gnarly Buttons is a 26-minute concerto for clarinet and small orchestra about the enduring influence made on Adams by his father, a clarinetist. It traces the instrument from the innocent and “cool” times of Benny Goodman to Adams' father's struggle with Alzheimer's in a complex world more about the pressing of buttons.