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Fantasia : for piano quintet

by Carl Vine (2013)



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Fantasia : for piano quintet / Carl Vine.

Library shelf no. 785.2815/VIN 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

I called this single-movement piano quintet Fantasia because it doesn't follow a strict formal structure, and it contains little structural repetition or recapitulation. It isn't based on a central cache of themes to be developed methodically, but rather features a large number of mostly unrelated themes that unfold organically through the work. The central section is generally slower than the rest and is followed by a presto finale, but the structure is otherwise fluid and flexible. It is 'pure' music that uses no external imagery, allusion, narrative or poetry.

Carl Vine, January 2013

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello, piano.

Duration: 16 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to the memory of Pearl Green

Commission note: Commissioned by the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, sponsored by Wesley C. Green in memory of his wife, Pearl Green

First performance: by Bernadette Harvey, Shanghai Quartet — 24 Mar 13. Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival, Arizona USA

Performances of this work

8 Apr 2017: at Australia Ensemble - Fantasy and Variations (Vine) (Sir John Clancy Auditorium). Featuring Australia Ensemble.

28 Nov 2014: at Huntington Estate Music Festival: Vine (Huntington Estate Winery). Featuring Bernadette Harvey, Goldner String Quartet.

24 Mar 13: Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival, Arizona USA. Featuring Bernadette Harvey, Shanghai Quartet.

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