The ride of the little star : for solo piano
by Michael Kieran Harvey (2014)
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Performance by Michael Kieran Harvey from the CD 70 More Variations on "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"
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70 More Variations on "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" : from composers around the world / Michael Kieran Harvey, piano.
Library shelf no. CD 2738 [Not for loan]
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Library shelf no. 786.2/HAR 22 [Available for loan]
Written in response to Julian Yu's call for short compositions based on "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", and to the use of 20 million dollars of taxpayer's money to fund Wagner's Ring.
"Suffering another powerful migraine, Dick Wagner sees a little yellow Jewish star. He tries to flatten it with his fat Valkyries, smite it with a Tristan chord nicked from his faithful friend Ferenc, cow it into submission with his maniacal will to power, his turgid chromaticism, but the little star survives. Dick is reduced to apologising. Poor little Dick. Brave little Jewish star."
Duration: 1 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Suits advanced student - requires good coordination and finger independence
Commission note: Commissioned by Julian Yu.
First performance: by Michael Kieran Harvey — 29 Oct 15. Newcastle Conservatorium, Newcastle NSW
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Slonimsky's minitudes, Ligeti's Musica Ricercata, Bartók's Mikrokosmos.
Performances of this work
29 Oct 15: Newcastle Conservatorium, Newcastle NSW. Featuring Michael Kieran Harvey.
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