The word “chroma” describes the purity, hue or saturation of color. Paul Zonn’s Chroma for oboe and piano evokes just that, a sonic palette of varying intensities and purity to enliven one’s senses! Chroma was played by oboist Jared Hauser, and pianist Karen Ann Krieger, in a program of colorful works including Poulenc’s Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon (with Peter Kolkay), Peter Hope’s Four Sketches, and Arnold’s Sonatine for Oboe and Piano.
Paul Martin Zonn (1938-2000), was born in Boston, and was internationally heralded as an innovator both in composition and in clarinet performance. His musical influences and interests were diverse. His music is published by Media Press, Sonic Arts Editions, and the American Composers Alliance.