Although known primarily for her work on the podium, Kim Diehnelt received initial musical training in the US and Finland as clarinetist and composer. 2011 marked a return to this original passion. Her compositions show a refined use of time and gesture, frequently employing counterpoint and modern-modal tonalities within a succinct time frame.
“Austere counterpoint of quiet, timeless reflection punctuated by pauses of full, warm harmony. A captured moment - it lingers in the morning air.”
“Opening in a contemplative moment of low, velvet tones - an alternate scenario of amusement intervenes, expands to fullness - and then vanishes. The scene-en-scene dissolves leaving the original moment uninterrupted.”
N.B.: Employ vibrato with conscious intent. All note durations are approximate and pitches are relative.
Seating preference, left to right as seen by audience: clarinetist, flutist, oboist.
Caprio was written with the specific artistry of Joni Day in mind. I had the fortune to conduct and coach ensembles where Ms. Day played oboe, English horn, and oboe d’amore. Her sound – the color and poetry - stayed with me. Caprio presents the oboist in this realm of lyrical art.