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48 Fugues for Frank #1 : Greggery Peccary, Pentagon afternoon : A homage to Zappa in 10 movements for solo piano

by Michael Kieran Harvey (2009)

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Performance by Michael Kieran Harvey from the CD 48 fugues for Frank

48 fugues for Frank


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48 Fugues for Frank #1 : Greggery Peccary, Pentagon afternoon / Michael Kieran Harvey.

Library shelf no. 786.2/HAR 8 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

48 Fugues for Frank is a homage to Zappa in 10 movements for solo piano.

Each of the 10 pieces uses four or five ideas inspired by, reacting to, or developing some of Zappa's signature techniques. The sub-titles offer a very tenuous guide to Zappa's musical influence on each piece.

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Arjun Von Caemmerer

Commission note: Commissioned by MONA FOMA.

First performance: by Michael Kieran Harvey — 13 Jan 11. Bond Store, Hobart

The composer cites the following influence on this work:

The Perfect Stranger - Boulez conducts Zappa (CD); The Yellow Shark - Zappa conducts Ensemble Moderne (CD)

48 Fugues for Frank was the Winner of the AMC Tasmanian state award for composition in the APRA/AMC 2011 Art Music Awards


Performances of this work

13 Jan 11: Bond Store, Hobart. Featuring Michael Kieran Harvey.

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