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Blue rose : violin with piano

by Elena Kats-Chernin (2004)

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Performance by Sarah Nicolls, Nicola Sweeney from the CD Ragtime & blue

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Ragtime & blue


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Ragtime & blue / Elena Kats-Chernin.

Library shelf no. CD 1471 [Available for loan]

Four light pieces for violin


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Four light pieces for violin : for violin and piano / Elena Kats-Chernin.

Library shelf no. 787.2/KAT 5 [On loan, due 11/11/16]

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Work Overview

Blue Rose (2003)

(a simpler and shorter version of "For Rosa")

Blue Rose is based on two folk melodies which have been freely developed. It uses uneven beats and bars which creates a rocking feeling that is somewhat reminiscent of Balkan music. The title refers to the way the piece starts, unfolding and blooming as it slowly becomes stronger, like the blue light of dawn. It is one of the few pieces of mine that is based in a major key (D major). Apart from the string quartet version, there is also a version for violin and piano.
Also a version for 3 violins exists, this version has never been performed.

Work Details

Year: 2004

Instrumentation: Violin, piano.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Written for the CD Ragtime and blue.

Performances of this work

15 May 2016: at ACACIA QUARTET present Blue Silence - string miniatures by Elena Kats-Chernin (Sydney Opera House - Utzon Room). Featuring Acacia Quartet.

19 Sep 2014: at Bellingen Music Festival 2014 (Bellingen Memorial Hall). Featuring Acacia Quartet.

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