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Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Scriabin

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Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Scriabin : for piano duet / Colin Spiers.

by Colin Spiers (1982)

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  • Instrumentation: Piano duet (2 players, 1 piano).
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Comprising 15 variations and a fugue based on the prelude Op. 16 No.4 by Scriabin, this work falls within the standard genre of variation form. The inclusion of a fugue near the end also places it within the tradition of such works that use this 'learned' form as a means to create a sense of musical climax (a good example being Brahms's "Handel Variations"). The variations themselves explore a wide range of piano writing for the two performers in a medium that found its greatest exponent in Schubert. Here, the intention is to explore the limits of technical proficiency dictated by the movement constraints created by the placement of two players at a single instrument.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (82p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Amus-LMus

Duration: 21 mins

Dedication note: Dedicated to the composer's wife, Helen

First performance 1982. Nickson Room, University of Queensland, Brisbane

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This edition produced 16 Aug 19.

ISMN: 979-0-67309-764-3

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