Valse bleue - for clarinet and piano
Valse bleue is written and dedicated to the Taiwanese clarinettist Irene Chen. It was premiered during a tour to Taiwan and China in 2017 with concerts in Taipei, Shanghai and Beijing with Michelle Yip on piano.
The main theme of the work consists of a twelve bar blues form, hence the allusion to bleue - blue.
The piece received further performances in 2019 during a recital tour at Musik Hug in Basel, Zurich and Luzern. On piano Yvonne Lang.
A recording is available on iTunes and all major download portals. Recorded in Beijing by Wayne Riley and Renee Tsai on piano.