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little variation

CD

A little variation / Jeanell Carrigan, piano.

  • Published by Vox Australis — 2013 [VAST032.2] — 1 CD (74 min.)
  • Purchase Price: $23.64 (Usually ships in 2-4 days) — Add to Cart
  • Library Availability: CD 2427 — Available for loan

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Variations and episodes (1990) for piano
Recorded/performed at: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on 2012.
Robert Davidson Jeanell Carrigan 11 mins, 48 sec.
Mood variations (1991) for piano
Recorded/performed at: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on 2012.
Michael Hannan Jeanell Carrigan 4 mins, 1 sec.
Zen variations (1982) for piano
Recorded/performed at: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on 2012.
Michael Hannan Jeanell Carrigan 8 mins, 8 sec.
Miniatures & Variations (2010) for piano solo
Recorded/performed at: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on 2012.
Mark Isaacs Jeanell Carrigan 10 mins, 2 sec.
Variations and fugue on a theme of J.S. Bach (2001) piano solo
Recorded/performed at: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on 2012.
Justin McKay Jeanell Carrigan 9 mins, 1 sec.
Variations on a theme of Bela Bartok (2005) for solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on 2012.
John Polglase Jeanell Carrigan 23 mins, 15 sec.
Variations (1990) — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on 2012.
Peter Webb Jeanell Carrigan 9 mins, 56 sec.

Product details

Variation form, one of the very basic structures of so much Western music, has the inherent qualities of unity and familiarity while at the same time creativity and inventiveness can find free range. To take a theme and apply a series of variations to that theme has been used by countless composers and has been a means of demonstrating amazing skill in the variation process. The variation concept is also the basis of ground bass, passacaglia, chaconne and most jazz music is structured around a basic pattern of 'theme and variations'.
My fascination with the compositional process used in varying a theme has led to an exploration of how contemporary Australian composers deal with this form. All of the composers whose works appear on the recording treat the traditional 'theme and variations' in their unique way, incorporating into the form their own voice and compositional style. Although the collection of pieces on this recording is not exhaustive of all the works written by contemporary Australian composers using this medium, it still demonstrates a variety of methods and styles. Jeanell Carrigan

Duration: 74 min.

CD Liner includes program notes and biographies on the composers and performer.


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