Piano Sonata No 4 in Eb - 1st Movement 2007

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darps4_z.zip (October 2007) 27 kB
Full name of work:Piano Sonata No 4 in Eb - 1st Movement 2007
Composer:Darby, Bob (1947- ), English
Music category:Classical
Instruments:Piano
Name of file creator:Darby, Bob
e-mail address:bob "at" per-nefer "dot" net
Running time:00:23:34
Zipfile:Y
Comments:The first movement, in classical sonata form, is in 5/4 time and make much use of the Lydian mode (which sounds like a piano scale starting on F and playing only white keys.) The second comprises a set of variations on a theme, "Ey Ich Sach in dem Trone" by Heinrich "Frauenlob" von Meissen, a 13th century minnesinger (German version of the Troubadour and predecessor of the Meistersinger). The final movement - like the first, in sonata form and employing Lydian mode - is rumbustious, even slapstick, and is technically very demanding.
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