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Butterflying : for solo piano

by Elena Kats-Chernin (2003, this version: 2007)

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Performance by Elena Kats-Chernin from the CD Slow food

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Score

Piano village : 25 piano solo pieces / Elena Kats-Chernin.

Library shelf no. 786.2/KAT 22 [Not for loan]

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Work Overview

Originally a song for children about flying in one's dreams, this lyrical piece tries never to touch the ground. The work was used in the 2003 Rugby World Cup opening ceremony in a version for full orchestra. The origianl text by Christopher Latham refers to 'a fanciful and exhilarating flight'.

Work Details

Year: 2003, this version: 2007

Instrumentation: Piano. (there are 2 versions: one is the CD 'Slow Food' as performed by the composer)

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Performances of this work

24 Apr 2021: at Butterflying (St Mary's Kangaroo Point (Brisbane)). Featuring Francis Atkins, Julia Hill.

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

2 Aug 2020: at Tamara-Anna Cislowska & Elena Kats-Chernin (Live streaming event (online only)). Featuring Elena Kats-Chernin, Tamara Anna Cislowska.

31 Mar 2019: at Streeton Trio (The Independent Theatre). Featuring Streeton Trio.

14 Jun 2018: at Sydney Children's Choir: Eternal Voices (City Recital Hall). Featuring Sally Whitwell, Lyn Williams, Sydney Children's Choir.

26 Aug 2017: at Chamber Music Gala (Flame Hill Vineyard).

1 Jul 2017: at Bilby's Bluegum Melodies (Riverside Theatres, Parramatta). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

30 Jun 2017: at Bilby's Bluegum Melodies (Riverside Theatres, Parramatta). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

29 Jun 2017: at Bilby's Bluegum Melodies (Riverside Theatres, Parramatta). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

15 May 2016: at ACACIA QUARTET present Blue Silence - string miniatures by Elena Kats-Chernin (Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room). Featuring Acacia Quartet.

6 Dec 2015: at Hansel and Gretel (Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room). Featuring John Martin, Victoria Jacono-Gilmovich.

31 Aug 2014: at Between Worlds (Mosman Art Gallery and Community Centre). Featuring Acacia Quartet.

28 Aug 2014: at Between Worlds (Australian Hall). Featuring Acacia Quartet.

2 Aug 2014: at The Gypsy, The Ghost & Other Tales (Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon). Featuring Streeton Trio.

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