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Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales was commissioned by the Renée B. Fisher Foundation for performance at the thirtieth annual Renée B. Fisher Piano Competition. The music seeks to capture the mysterious magic of fairy tales without referencing any particular stories. The piece is essentially a rondo, whose refrain continually evolves, often borrowing material from the preceding episodes. The piece offers some contemporary challenges to talented young players, including tonal ambiguity, complex rhythms, shifting meters, use of the sostenuto pedal, and one instance where the pianist may elect to play an optional additional three measures.


Fairy Tales score

Score

 

 

INSTRUMENTATION
Solo Piano

DURATION
3 1/2 minutes

DATE
2006

COMMISSION
Renée B. Fisher Foundation

PREMIERE
May 12, 2007
Renée B. Fisher Competition for Young Pianists, New Haven, CT
Alexander Beyer (piano)

RECORDING
Studio Recording
Not commercially available
Ben Laude (piano)

DEMONSTRATION SCORES & RECORDINGS
Please contact the composer.

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