Sketch Book

Composed in:
violin, clarinet & piano
14 minutes
Doblinger Music Publishers, Vienna (catalog # 07 365)
Commissioned by:
Verdehr Trio and Michigan State University
Premiere performance:
02/20/2008 at the Embassy of Austria in Washington, DC by the Verdehr Trio: Walter Verdehr - violin, Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr - clarinet and Silvia Roederer - piano
CD recording:
Verdehr Trio, AMERICAN IMAGES VOL. 5, Crystal Records CD970


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“Gernot Wolfgang’s Sketch Book is another very entertaining work that shows clearly the composer’s connections to jazz and film … This three-movement work is a collection of individually compelling short pieces.”

Daniel Coombs, 

” … Sketch Book offers a light jazziness that is everywhere pleasant.”

James M. Keller, Santa Fe New Mexican

… Green Island, the first movement of his [Gernot Wolfgang's] Sketch Book, describes a somewhat jazzy island that becomes increasingly mysterious as it grows in our imagination. Is this the fog-laden coast of Ireland? The Night Breeze blows over a warmer part of the earth where lovers may be sharing the swing on a rural porch. Its rhythms and unusual harmonies keep the listener wondering about the course of their affair. Are they newly in love or about to split up? The trio plays so effortlessly that the music and its direct emotional communication completely occupy the listener’s mind. The final movement, Chromatic Train, seems to be running on shiny new rhythmic wheels.”

Maria Nockin, Fanfare

 ”Very modern, very wild and very chromatic.”

Ensemble Magazin, Germany