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Six postcard pieces : for solo piano

by David Lumsdaine (1994)

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Performance by Mark Knoop from the CD Complete music for solo piano

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Complete music for solo piano / David Lumsdaine ; Mark Knoop, piano.

Library shelf no. CD 1949 [Available for loan]

Six postcard pieces


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Six postcard pieces : for solo piano / David Lumsdaine

Library shelf no. 786.2/LUM 2 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

For me, there are few more extraordinary pieces of music than Beethoven's last set of Bagatelles: resonance, wit, compassion, and an extraordinary sense of irony - and imagery that goes straight to the point. (It takes a most extraordinary musician to play them, too). It has been a lifelong ambition of this composer to create resonance, rather than more crotchets, and these postcard pieces are essays on the way to that goal.

There is also this reward for the listener - you don't have to be told how to listen to these pieces. By the time you've read the programme note, they're finished…

— David Lumsdaine

Work Details

Year: 1994

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: Ouverture -- March -- Rhapsody -- Nocturne -- Sonata -- Toccata.

Dedication note: To Tony Gilbert with affection and admiration.

Commission note: Commissioned by Tall Poppies for performance by Ian Munro.

Performances of this work

22 Nov 2013: at Ensemble Offspring: Sagittarius (The New Hall, Sydney Grammar School). Featuring Zubin Kanga.

1 Jul 2011: at City of London Festival: Piers Lane & William Barton Apothecaries' Hall (Apothecaries' Hall). Featuring Piers Lane.

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