composer: Gabriel Fauré
arranger: Jeff Smallman
E flat clarinet, B flat clarinet, B flat bass clarinet
Allegro Vivo is a transcription for clarinet trio of the third movement of Fauré's piano trio, opus 120. A challenging work, this movement is unique in Fauré's compositional output. Written when Fauré was 78 years old, the music sounds closer to the style of his younger French counterparts. This arrangement was commissioned by the Ironwood Trio.