Two Studies for Piano
Instrumentation: Solo piano
Total duration: 4:00 min.
These two pieces were inspired by the counterpoint of Bach's Two-Part Inventions, and were a compositional study.
The first study is a slow Adagio, reminiscent of the Neoclassical music of Igor Stravinsky. This piece is loosely tonal with a disorientating sense of meter and tonality.
The second study is an atonal Allegro. This piece is solely based on a nine-note, two-measure theme that is first stated in its original form by the right hand, and then undergoes a series of rapid transformations as the work progresses.
From the University of Southern California's Composers Showcase 10/11/2019 @ Newman Recital Hall
Pianist: Coen Hakeboom
Two Studies for Piano (2018)
0:00 I. Adagio
2:17 II. Allegro
© 2018, Adam Zolty