126 Variations on "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" / Julian Yu, composer ; Michael Kieran Harvey, piano.
Featured Australian works
||The young person's guide to composition variations on the theme 'Twinkle, twinkle little star' for piano
Recorded/performed at: Move Records studio, Melbourne, on 2012.
|Julian Yu||Michael Kieran Harvey|
Also includes: Pieces for children : for two pianos, by Dmitri Kabalevsky, with second piano composed by Julian Yu.
Michael Kieran Harvey performs 126 variations on the theme "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" which are composed by Julian Yu. Julian Yu's project presents the tune in an immense range of styles, many of which develop out of well-known classical pieces, as well as jazz and folk music.
The collection is designed to demonstrate the many different approaches to composition in classical music styles as well as popular and folk music genres from different countries.
Many of the variations are deliberately reminiscent of well-known works, created by taking the work in question as a base and substituting, merging, piecing together or superimposing the notes of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star". Styles include counterpoint, harmonic variations, tonality and atonality, 12-tone and serialism.
Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this item.
To post a comment please login