Paul Schoenfeld (formerly Schoenfield) presents Cafe Music for violin, cello, and piano.
From the composer:
'The idea to compose Cafe Music first came to me in 1985 after sitting in one night for the pianist at Murray s Restaurant in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Murray s employs a house trio which plays entertaining dinner music in a wide variety of styles. My intention was to write a kind of high-class dinner music music which could be played at a restaurant, but might also (just barely) find its way into a concert hall.
The work draws on many of the types of music played by the trio at Murray s. For example, early 20th century American, Viennese, light classical, gypsy, and Broadway styles are all represented. A paraphrase of a beautiful Chassidic melody is incorporated in the second movement.'
Cafe Music was commissioned by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) and received its premiere during a SPCO chamber concert in January 1987. This product includes both score and parts.
Four Souvenirs for Violin and Piano was originally composed by Paul Schoenfeld, commissioned by Lev Polyakin. The work consists of four movements (Samba, Tango, Tin Pan Alley, Square Dance), each a modern interpretation of a more traditional folk or popular music genre. In fact, when commissioning the work, Lev Polyakin specifically requested works which could be performed in a local jazz nightclub in Cleveland, Ohio.
This edition is for violin and piano. Stephanie Jutt's transcription for flute and piano is separately available.
Duration: 14 20. For advanced players.
Paul Schoenfeld's Sonatina for Klezmer Clarinet and Piano is a two-movement work, played without pause. The first movement is rhythmic and exaggerated; the second movement is drunken and lively.