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Les Instantanes

By Bernard De Vienne

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Piano solo - difficult - Very difficult
Composed by Bernard De Vienne. Duration 15-20 minutes. Published by Editions Francois Dhalmann (FD.FD0321).

Item Number: FD.FD0321

ISBN 9790560243214.

Work for solo piano. "My snapshots are scribblings in pencil or ink, with a little color, and that’s all" -Kees van Dongen. This collection of short pieces is neither akin to sketches nor to studies, nor to preludes, nor to variations in the classical meaning of the word. They are like the rough drawings that make up a kind of travel notebook, and as such they demand a piano writing that involves widely varied musical gestures. This multiplicity of very different motifs crates sudden ruptures in the sonic atmosphere. This writing doesn’t develop but rather hints at things in order to reach equilibrium between light and deep. A play on variants of the core motifs runs right through across the work. Each piece centers on a motif or a group of motifs in particular that builds the shape of a palindrome.

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