Quintet for Flute

Piano and Strings
on a purpose-selected tone row

Op.30

(1) Allegro ma non troppo (2) Presto assai (3) Largo (4) Andante ingenuo (5) Tempo amorfo (6) Allegretto (7) Presto ma non troppo (8) Adagio (9) Presto (10) Allegretto meccanico (11) Andante quasi adagio (12) Vivacissimo

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12 August 2012 27'48" Realization (.MP3) Score (.PDF)
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Built on the same organizational principle as the Septet Op.23, the piece contains twelve brief movements - none of which are sonata-allegro in form. The whole composition is harmonically of a piece, wandering as far as the supertonic in movement number six, while the seventh movement is an interruption that rapidly recapitulates the harmonic scheme of the entire piece in minimalist form. I was sneering at the first half of this composition while the whole was in draft, but a few strategic changes of register and metronome markings in the final edit lead me to pronounce the finished effort at least worth hearing once or twice.


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