Sonata Cho-Cho-San

based on themes from Puccini's Madama Butterfly

Michael Webster (composer)


  • Flute
  • Clarinet in B
  • Piano


In the spirit of the great 19th-century opera fantasies for woodwinds, Michael Webster has created a concert trio on the many great arias from Puccini's Madama Butterfly. However, as its name implies, Sonata Cho-Cho-San is not the typical virtuosic operatic potpourri. Rather, it follows the plot, resembling a sonata mirroring Puccini's use of recurring and developing themes. Webster makes the most of the winds as versatile performers - equally suited to deliver Puccini's beautiful vocal writing, and to ornament and embroider the poignant themes in symphonic style. For advanced performers.
SKU: 114-41761
Duration: 24:28
Tempo: Allegro (q = 132)
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Product Type: Score and Parts
Weight: 0.55 lbs.
UPC: 6-80160-63605-1
ISBN: 978-1-4911-0790-4
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