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Piano Sonata

By Carl Vine

Piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Composed by Carl Vine (1954-). Music Sales America. Ballet, 20th Century. Chester Music #CH61356. Published by Chester Music (HL.14006174).

Item Number: HL.14006174

ISBN 1844490335. 8.25x11.75 inches.

A complex and challenging piano sonata composed by Carl Vine for the Sydney Dance Company in 1991. The piece was first performed by Michael Harvey in North Melbourne in June 1991. The music is full of rich chordal movements, unusual flowing harmonies and tonalities, with great extremes of dynamic and energy. Reflecting the physical origins of the piece as a dance, the music is dotted with very strict changes of tempo which require exact adherence, rather than the Rubato approach that typifies many piano interpretations.

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

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Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

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  • July 15, 2016 Professional Pianism Needed

    A very difficult work to play. Not to be romanticised, as the forward explains. Unofficial performances on net include the incorrect notes in first and second editions. To eliminate these go onto Carl Vine website and follow the directions given. Carl Vine is Australia's finest living composer.

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