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clarinet, violin, piano

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Commedia, for violin, clarinet, and piano, was composed for the Verdehr Trio, who also recorded the work for Crystal Records in 2007. In a  review of a 2007 concert performance, the Washington Post's Joan Reinthaler wrote: "David Liptak's "Commedia" was the other commissioned work on the program, a set of musical portraits of the antics of the 16th century Comedia dell'Arte comic figures Harlequin and Columbine, Pierrot, Pulcinella and Scaramouche. Liptak, fluent in the language of violin/clarinet sonorities, has crafted vivid images while avoiding the lure of the caricature and has done this with energy and a sense of humor."

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instrumental trio

Revised work from 2001.

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