flute, clarinet, and guitar (about 13 minutes)
Swiss painter Paul Klee has been an inspiration to composers over the last century. Likewise, his art was influenced by music, as is evidenced by his paintings Fuge In Rot ("Fugue in Red") and Landschaft in A dur ("Landscape in A Major"). While composer Paul Osterfield was a teenager, he first learned about Klee's works when his youth orchestra performed Sir Peter Maxwell Davies's Five Klee Pictures. Osterfield's Klee Abstractions (2007) is inspired by four of Klee's paintings: Ad Parnassum, Crystal Gradation, North Sea Picture (from Baltrum), and Twittering Machine. Klee Abstractions was composed at the request of guitarist William Yelverton, and premiered by the Stones River Chamber Players.
Score and parts available for purchase from J.W. Pepper.
Recording available from Albany or Amazon or iTunes.