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6 Piano Etudes (1996-2005)

Piano Solo

By Augusta Read Thomas

Piano Solo. Composed by Augusta Read Thomas (1964-). Piano. Softcover. 24 pages. G. Schirmer #ED4289. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50486249).

Item Number: HL.50486249

ISBN 1423412427. 9x12 inches.

This publication presents six of the composer's piano etudes composed over the past decade. Each etude is an homage to a composer, with Thomas finding inspiration in the music of Bartók, Berio, Boulez, Feldman, Messiaen, and Rakowski. The entire set of etudes is 17 minutes in duration.

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  • November 29, 2007 Evocative Homages

    The underlying theme of these etudes is to evoke the styles of several contemporary composers. As a personal opinion, I find the homage to Messiaen most effective in this regard, followed by the homage to Feldman. They are "thorny", but I think expressive within that context.

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