TEN BAGATELLES

for solo piano 

Duration:

18 minutes
 

Instrumentation:   

piano solo


Year Composed:  

2000

Premiere Performance:

24 October 2000
Boston, MA, USA
Tali Morgulis, piano

Movements: 

1.    Appasionato 
2.    Drammatico 
3.    Misterioso - Scherzando
4.    Humoresque
5.    Sognando, Rubato
6.    Allegretto
7.    Energico Furioso
8.    Vivace
9.    Largamente,Maestoso
10.  Largo Sostenuto

Program Notes:

The Ten Bagatelles for piano are my first composition ever for solo piano. For a long time, I felt that writing music that I could immediately improvise was artificial and useless. Therefore, when I finally decided to compose short pieces for piano I had one main guiding principle: to compose the music in the manner of a fast sketch, a Japanese painting of a single brush stroke. The aim was to capture in conventional music notation what might be improvised on the piano. Each of the short pieces, which vary in character and mood, was written in a single composing session in order to maintain the element of a fast sketch.

Note:
It is possible to play selections of the cycle, as long as No. 9 and No. 10 are played consecutively.

 
 

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