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Five Bagatelles : for solo guitar

by Mark Isaacs (2009)

Forgotten Dreams


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Five Bagatelles : for solo guitar / Mark Isaacs.

Library shelf no. 787.87/ISA 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Five Bagatelles is dedicated to Ike Isaacs, and many of the gestures in the first bagatelle are redolent of his very lyrical yet polytonal style. The five rhythm of the second bagatelle is influenced by Balkanic music with some whispers of Ravel in the harmonies and overall line. The punchy third bagatelle has elements of rock, modern jazz fusion and Arabic oud music, while the fourth bagatelle betrays the influence of the central section of Walton's first bagatelle in its melodic chains of high harmonics and its impressionism. My fifth bagatelle is Latin and gently celebratory in flavour.

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: Classical guitar.

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I. Allegretto cantando -- II. Moderato -- III. Vivace molto pesante -- IV. Lento dolente -- V. Allegro.

Dedication note: In memory of Ike Isaacs

Commission note: Commissioned by Tim Kain with funds provided by Australia Council. Music Board.

First performance: by Tim Kain — 14 Apr 12. Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House

Performances of this work

14 Apr 12: Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House. Featuring Tim Kain.

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