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The school of natural philosophy : twelve pieces for solo piano

by Martin Friedel (2007)

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Work Overview

Natural Philosophy was the name given to the study of physics. The individual pieces are reflections on the beauty, and paradox that can be found in the fundamental forces and connections of our world.

Work Details

Year: 2007

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 25 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: The refraction of light -- Descarte's space -- Gravitational attraction -- Interference pattern -- Brownian motion -- The ether rings -- Minkowski's weltlinie -- De Broglie's wave -- The wave equation -- ... and one of its solutions -- Heavy water -- Schrodinger's cat.

Pieces 2, 3,7,8 and 12 were first performed as arrangements for varying combinations of piano, violin and cello as part of the cantata The Third Planet in an ASTRA concert at the Gasworks Theatre, Melbourne 1995. Piece 6 was first performed at the 2010 ISCM World Music Days, Sydney.

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