“Fleeting” #2: the big picture

Welcome to my second post about my new program Fleeting, which I will perform at 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hall, St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Last time, I shared a short description of what this program is about. (See the previous post here.) Today I would like to get into the actual music and share the overall picture of the program. 


Fleeting Sounds

Cloches à travers les feuilles (Bells through the leaves), from Images, 2e série, Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir (The sounds and fragrances swirl through the evening air), from Préludes, 1er livre, Claude Debussy

I. Floating, from Six Ings, Henry Cowell (1897-1965)

III. Fleeting, from Six Ings, Henry Cowell

Fleeting Landscapes

I. Des Abends (Evening), from Fantasiestücke, op. 12, Robert Schumann (1810-1856) 

I. Andante, from V mlhách (In the mists), Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) 

Brouillards (Fog), from Préludes, 2e livre, Claude Debussy

Feuilles mortes (Dead leaves), from Préludes, 2e livre, Claude Debussy


Fleeting Visions

Select movements from Visions Fugitives, op. 22, Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

XI. Dream Images (Love-Death Music) (Gemini), from Makrokosmos Volume I: Twelve Fantasy-Pieces after the Zodiac for Amplified Piano, George Crumb (b. 1929)

Fleeting Moments

Volkslied (Folksong),  Clara Schumann (1819-1896) 

VII. Die Lotosblume (The Lotus Flower), from Myrthen, Op. 25, Robert Schumann

III. Langsam getragen (ursprüngliche Fassung), from Fantasie in C Major, op. 17


I will start posting concise program notes once or twice a week to share why each piece has been selected to be part of this program. I will also share full program notes with more detailed analyses in my upcoming post.

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