Composed for the Paris Conservatoire contest, Fantaisie Orientale is a piece by Max d'Ollone for Bb Clarinet and Piano accompaniment. Really melodious, this piece is quite complex to play.
This work starts slowly, with some accelerations, followed by a more quiet and melancholic part. The end is more lyrical and features some trills and numerous accidentals.
Max d'Ollone (1875-1959) is a French musician who won the first Grand Prix de Rome in 1897. He was a great professor and composer, who produced numerous pieces including ballets, symphonies and chamber music.