Monroe Published in The Clarinet
December 14, 2011
Dr. Douglas Monroe, Assistant Professor of Clarinet at NDSU Music, was published in the December 2011 issue of The Clarinet, a magazine of the International Clarinet Association.
The article, titled “An Interview with Colin Matthews: Benjamin Britten’s Movements for a Clarinet Concerto,” is about an unfinished piece of music Britten wrote for Benny Goodman in 1942. When Britten had to return to the United Kingdom during the war, United States officials confiscated the music, believed it to contain spy codes. Although officials returned the music a year later, Britten did not resume working on its completion before his death in 1976. The piece was finished by Britten scholar Colin Matthews in 2007 and featured Monroe as clarinet soloist for the North American premiere earlier this fall.