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12 variations for piano duet, op. 57 : Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung

by Andrew Schultz (1997)

Also known as: Gesangvoll, mit innigster empfindung ; Twelve variations for piano duet

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Performance by Bernard Lanskey, Stephen Emmerson from the CD Suspended preludes: chamber music volume two

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Work Overview

The piece takes as its subtitle the expression marking from the second movement of Beethoven's Piano Sonata in E Major, Opus 109: "Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung". Literally, 'songful with inner feeling'. The subtitle suggests an internalised depth and calmness of expression as well as the presence of an inner line in the musical texture. The idea in 12 Variations is the gradual expansion of the music from a spacious, gentle melody to richer and more textured worlds drawing on an ambiguity of structure where the discontinuity of variation form is offset by a larger dramatic shape. 12 Variations for piano duet was composed in 1997 in response to an Australia Council for the Arts commission by Stephen Emmerson and Bernard Lanskey.

Work Details

Year: 1997

Instrumentation: Piano, 4 hands.

Duration: 14 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Bernard Lanskey, Stephen Emmerson with funds provided by Australia Council. Music Board.

First performance: by Stephen Emmerson, Bernard Lanskey — 1997. Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney.


Program note: Andrew Schultz's "12 variations for piano duet"
by Andrew Schultz
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12 variations for piano 4 hands, by Andrew Schultz


Performances of this work

25 Mar 23: John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA. Featuring Bernard Lanskey, Stephen Emmerson.

15 Oct 2022: at Australian Piano Duo Festival (Nickson Room). Featuring Australian Piano Duo.

16 Oct 2012: at Australian Voices - Andrew Schultz (Melbourne Recital Centre).

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