Title

Fantasie in G minor

Abstract

I will perform an original composition for solo piano titled Fantasie in G minor, so named because of the sweeping gestures, arching right-hand melodies, lush harmonic language and loosely structured formal plan typical of the form. In composing the piece, I employed traditional technical devices which characterized the keyboard fantasia form of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, including episodic structure, rhythmic flexibility and focus on melodic figuration. The atmosphere of the piece is dark and romantic, dynamically augmented by passages requiring great virtuosity. The melodic gestures will be accompanied by capricious rhythmic outlays and rich harmonic structures. My composition is dedicated to Susan Pickett, chair of the Department of Music, on the occasion of her retirement from Whitman.

Faculty Sponsor

John David Earnest

Tracks

Composer's Studio 1

Terms of Use

ARMINDA Terms of Use

Location

Kimball Theatre

Presentation Type

Performance

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Fantasie in G minor

Kimball Theatre

I will perform an original composition for solo piano titled Fantasie in G minor, so named because of the sweeping gestures, arching right-hand melodies, lush harmonic language and loosely structured formal plan typical of the form. In composing the piece, I employed traditional technical devices which characterized the keyboard fantasia form of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, including episodic structure, rhythmic flexibility and focus on melodic figuration. The atmosphere of the piece is dark and romantic, dynamically augmented by passages requiring great virtuosity. The melodic gestures will be accompanied by capricious rhythmic outlays and rich harmonic structures. My composition is dedicated to Susan Pickett, chair of the Department of Music, on the occasion of her retirement from Whitman.

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