Liebermann wrote an emotionally charged Elegy to clarinetist Jon Manasse's late father, Dr. Gustave Manasse, a man who had spent a lifetime in the field of clinical psychology in pursuit of non-pharmacological therapies for the developmentally disabled. The Elegy begins in plaintive reflection, then passes through an extended section of increasing tension-and-resolve before a reprise brings the piece to a wistful close. The premiere in 2013 was by Jon Manasse (clarinet) and Jon Nakamatsu (piano). The composer has also made this arrangement for flute and piano available. For advanced performers.
For flute and piano, Duration 7:00. 16 pages. In Greek mythology, Daedelus was an inventor who created wings from feathers and wax, so he and his son Icarus could escape Crete by flying away. While Daedalus flew wisely, Icarus flew too close to the sun and he fell to his death as the wax melted. Composed for flutist Julietta Curenton, Harberg's Feathers and Wax soars with a contemporary jazz-inflected flavor.