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Fantasia No. 7, on a theme of Liszt : for solo piano

by Larry Sitsky (1985)

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From the CD Splendour of the past

Splendour of the past

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Splendour of the past : music of Australian composers.

Library shelf no. CD 121 [Available for loan]

Fantasia No. 7, on a theme of Liszt

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Fantasia No. 7, on a theme of Liszt : for solo piano / music by Larry Sitsky.

Library shelf no. 786.21956/SIT 3 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

This Fantasia No.7, on a theme of Liszt, was commissioned by the Liszt Society (Australia) for a new "Hexameron" to mark the centenary of Liszt's death. In writing it I strove to bring to mind the many facets of Liszt's genius: the extrovert bravura, the introvert probing, the late pieces, the Weinen Klagen Variations. The actual theme, given by the Liszt Society, is from the 14th Rhapsody (and the Hungarian Fantasy).
The commissioned work was intended to be a part of a new "Hexameron", but I have also made it an independent work by prefacing and concluding the piece with the beginning and end of Liszt's melody. In an independent performance I would like the prefatory seventeen bars of the Liszt theme played, as Liszt indicates, Allegro eroico. The work should then be concluded with the final nine bars of the Liszt theme, but this time played pianissimo, far away, like a distant Bach chorale.

Work Details

Year: 1985

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional

Dedication note: Dedicated to Geoffrey Tozer

Commission note: Commissioned by Liszt Society (Australia).

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Performances of this work

1 Feb 2015: at Marianna Grynchuk (Flinders St Baptist Church (Adelaide)). Featuring Marianna Grynchuk.

30 Jan 2015: at Marianna Grynchuk (Flinders St Baptist Church (Adelaide)). Featuring Marianna Grynchuk.

27 Nov 2010: at The Golden Dawn - Larry Sitsky in concert (Hartley Room, University of Adelaide).

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