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as flower as fire : an ode to once-favoured Andantes

by Anne Cawrse (2020)

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Performance by Michael Ierace from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 141.

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 141.

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Work Overview

as flower as fire was composed in response to Beethoven's 'Waldstein' Sonata, Op. 53, and the work which was once destined to be the Sonata's middle movement, the Andante Favori, WoO 57.

Further inspiration, along with the title of the work, was taken from the following poem by Sara Teasdale:
Let it be forgotten, as a flower is forgotten,
Forgotten as a fire that once was singing gold,
Let it be forgotten for ever and ever,
Time is a kind friend, he will make us old.
If anyone asks, say it was forgotten
Long and long ago,
As a flower, as a fire, as a hushed footfall
In a long forgotten snow.

Work Details

Year: 2020

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 12 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Some aleatoric sections.

Commission note: Commissioned by The Firm.

First performance: by Michael Ierace — 14 Dec 20. Elder Hall, Adelaide

Performances of this work

14 Dec 20: Elder Hall, Adelaide. Featuring Michael Ierace.

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