Piano solo – Burlesques

These two pieces for solo piano occupy a misfit place in the repertoire. They are quirky enough to be annoying but amusing enough to escape the Dumpster. The first is a kind of jazzy impromptu or improbable Scherzo that exploits a wrong-note displacement in an eccentric rhythm. The title Humoresque was considered, but Burlesque seems more descriptive of the character of the musical expression. The second number in the set is a solo piano arrangement of The Privy from the opera Luke & Sarah. This piece is similarly motivated by a sequence of wrong-note harmonies captured within an almost mechanical rhythm that propels the piece through its chromatic gyrations to completion.

Piano solo – Burlesques Nos. 1 & 2

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