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.
Liebermann, Lowell – Elegy for flute and piano
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.