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Russian toccata

by Elena Kats-Chernin (2013)

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Performance by Tamara Anna Cislowska, Elena Kats-Chernin from the CD Butterflying

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Work Overview

In 2013 I was experimenting with some chromatic patterns and I came across a five-note melody (consisting of A, B, C, D and E) that I thought would fit a fast toccata style. I named it Russian Toccatta with the thought that this could be an accompaniment to my Russian Rag.

Work Details

Year: 2013

Duration: 3 min.


Performances of this work

7 Apr 2021: at Composed by Her (Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon). Featuring Gintaute Gataveckaite.

8 Mar 2015: at All About Women (Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room).

25 Oct 2014: at Elena Kats-Chernin & Tamara-Anna Cislowska (Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre).

10 May 2014: at The Vessel (Fitters' Workshop).

5 Oct 2013: at Tamara-Anna Cislowska: Russian Caravan (Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon). Featuring Tamara Anna Cislowska.

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