Wet night on the highway : for solo piano
by Miriam Hyde (1958)
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Miriam Hyde compositions / annotations and performance by Australian composer, pianist and beloved music teacher and examiner Miriam Hyde.
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This began on the way home from doing my first telecast - a wet
night. As I waited for transport at Gore Hill, there was a
certain romance about the busy Pacific Highway - reflected
ribbons of light, the occasional dissonant motor-horn; red
tail-lights disappearing to the left; the swish of headlights to
the right, and the rain alternating between intermittent drizzle
and heavy showers.
An impressionistic piece, yet with a lot of romantic feeling. Influences: possibly Debussy, Medtner (whom I heard in a piano recital in London in the 1930s) and I think Frank Hutchens (via Debussy!); maybe also a John Ireland type of pianism.
Duration: 5 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — AMEB A.Mus
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