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Filigrees II (solo piano)

by Gerald Glynn (1987)

Filigrees II


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Filigrees II : for piano / Gerald Glynn.

Library shelf no. 786.2/GLY 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

In this, the second of the Filigrees series for solo piano, the same ideas and procedures of motivic repetition and variation, borrowed from Islamic decorative art, are heard. They are used even more emphatically than before, but there is a significant structural change compared to the pioneering Filigrees 1: there are many returns to the opening intervals of the fourth and the tritone, providing both the player and the listener with a fixed base to return to, after the increasingly rhapsodic flourishes that the soloist is asked to perform.

Work Details

Year: 1987

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 11 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional

Commission note: Commissioned by Natalia Cohen with funds provided by Australia Council. Music Board.

First performance: by Daniel Herscovitch — 7 Aug 88. National Library of Australia, Canberra

Performances of this work

18 May 90: Antipodes Festival, Berlin. Featuring Natalia Koval.

5 Nov 89: Objective Music Festival, Conway Hall, London. Featuring Natalia Koval.

14 Oct 89: Deya, Majorca. Featuring Natalia Koval.

7 Aug 88: National Library of Australia, Canberra. Featuring Daniel Herscovitch.

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