Requested by Kent Nagano for Jean-Michel Bertelli, Principal Clarinet, Lyon Symphony. Almost all musical material derived from the first few bars of the slow movement Brahms Clarinet Quintet.
"Felciano premiere salvages concert ...refreshingly agenda-free music ...the solo music is carefully shaped and emerges with an ever-stronger and more distinctive personal profile. By the end ...it has thoroughly differentiated itself ...from the sonic pillars (of the orchestra) that once entrapped it — and done so in an emotionally gratifying way." —Pfaff, San Francisco Examiner