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The Schubert blues / Elena Kats-Chernin.
by Elena Kats-Chernin (1996)
The Schubert Blues (piano solo)
Some time ago Roger Woodward asked me to write a piano solo work for the Spring Festival. This request resulted in "The Schubert Blues". It is based on Schubert's "The Death and the Maiden"'s main motive which eventually leads to a round of eight chords, something of a "memory cycle", as these harmonies have a flavour of a music long past. My main interest lay in the radicality of the motiv's transformation-harmony, pitch and register rather than rhythm and the degree of the repetitiveness of the chord cycles.
Published by: Australian Music Centre (under licence from Boosey & Hawkes) — 1 score (10p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional
Duration: 9 mins
Commissioned by Roger Woodward.
First performance by Tamara Cizlowska — 1997.
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