Diabolic Dialogue

by Tomi Räisänen

for clarinet (or oboe) and cello

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Tomi Räisänen

Diabolic Dialogue



This duo is a sort of a dialogue between the two instruments. The classical form of rhetoric has been applied to the musical structure that divides into six parts: Exordium (introduction), Narratio (bringing out the case), Propositio I & II (stressing the opinion), Confutatio (disproving the counter arguments), Confirmatio (strengthening of thesis) and Peroratio (conclusion). This piece was one of my early assignments when I was a student at the Sibelius Academy. The sound colour was not in focus in this task, only the relations of different pitches. Therefore the wind part can be played with either clarinet or oboe.

Tomi Räisänen, 2001/2022


cl/ob, vlc


Chamber Works


Winner of the ONMC (Olyver New Music Collective) Composer's Competition, London 2019


Oboe version: Panu Sivonen, oboe and Jaakko Rajamäki, cello, March 2, 2002, Jyväskylä, Finland

Clarinet version: Gjertrud Pedersen, clarinet and Tanja Orning, cello, September 2, 2003, Ung Nordisk Musik Festival, Oslo, Norway

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