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Zardash (solo piano)

by Amanda Handel (2001)

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Performance by Amanda Handel, Michael Jackson from the CD Gardens of stone

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Gardens of stone / Amanda Handel, piano ; Michael Jackson, didjeridu.

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Zardash : solo piano / music by Amanda Handel.

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Work Overview

The word "Zardash" dates back to the times of Zarathustra. It is a gold disc which signifies power, brilliance and the sun.

Influenced by the piano music of Ravel. The music explores the piano's immense capability to produce rich and curious sonorities.

Work Details

Year: 2001

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — AMEB Certificate of Performance - A.Mus.A.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Aaron McMillan

Commission note: Written for Aaron McMillan at his request for his CD "Arc of Light"

First performance: by Timothy Young — 2 Aug 01. Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith, Sydney

Performances of this work

6 Nov 2009: at Wind Festival - Sally Mays (Regent Hall (UK)). Featuring Sally Mays.

2 Aug 01: Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith, Sydney. Featuring Timothy Young.

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