Repertoire Recommendations Based on Standard Repertoire

You all know I love learning about new-to-me repertoire. I enjoy recommending pieces to students and colleagues, and I especially enjoy discovering lesser-known gems.

If you’re looking for some new pieces to work on, check out these repertoire recommendations (#reprecs) based on standard clarinet repertoire. Each item includes a standard piece, paired with a lesser-known work I think you would enjoy.

If you like…Then you should check out…
Carl Stamitz Concerto No. 3 in B-Flat MajorFranz Hoffmeister Concerto in B-Flat
Carl Maria von Weber ConcertiJulius Rietz Clarinet Concerto, Op. 29
Gioachino Rossini Introduction, Theme and VariationsLouis Spohr Fantasy and Variations on a Theme of Danzi, Op. 81
Robert Schumann Fantasiestücke, Op. 73Niels Gade 4 Fantasiestücke, Op. 43
Luigi Bassi Concert Fantasia on Motives from ‘RigolettoCarlo Della Giacoma Tosca Fantasia, Op. 171
Johannes Brahms SonatasJoseph Rheinberger Sonata, Op. 105a
André Messager Solo de concours Henri Büsser Pastorale, Op. 46
Claude Debussy Première rhapsodieJules Mazellier Fantaisie Ballet
Camille Saint-Saëns Sonata, Op. 167Norbert Burgmüller Duo for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 15
Leó Weiner Peregi VerbunkRezső Kókai Négy Magyar tánc (Four Hungarian Dances)
Paul Hindemith SonataErnst Krenek Suite for clarinet and piano, Op. 148
Gerald Finzi Five BagatellesThomas Dunhill Phantasy Suite
Aaron Copland Concerto Amanda Harberg Sonata

What other repertoire recommendations would you suggest based on these pieces of standard clarinet repertoire? Leave a comment below!

If you want even more repertoire, check out my Repertoire Roulette and Clarinet Repertoire Catalogue.


  • Michael Webster

    Hi Jenny,
    Is the Faroese language related to Icelandic? Some other Scandinavian language? This will be a great time of year to go there – lots o light! Will I see you in Denver?

    • jennyclarinet

      Hi Michael,
      From my understanding, Faroese and Icelandic have several similarities and share most of the same alphabet. This is a wonderful time of year to go, especially to see the puffins, experience near-constant daylight, and enjoy the mild weather!
      I will be in Denver, and I look forward to seeing you there!
      All the best,

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