Fantasy on a theme of Schubert
for violin and piano

Robert Rival
Composer
Robert Rival
Composition Date: 2008
Duration: 00:05:00
Genre: Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Violin

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Violin
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Programme Note:
What attracted me to "Die liebe Farbe" (The Beloved Colour) from the song cycle Die schöne Müllerin (The Beautiful Miller Girl) is its haunting melody and the simplicity of its stark contrapuntal lines. I was also intrigued by the F-sharp pedal that pulses without let-up for the song's entire duration. The song's text, on the other hand, was of little consequence to me in this context. The Fantasy opens with the theme, in its original key, high up in eerie violin harmonics, shadowed in loose canon by the piano. The first episode gradually departs from the theme, initiating a process over the course of which the theme is further distorted at each recurrence--intervalically, rhythmically and especially harmonically--culminating in a lyrical outpouring, underscored by a G-pedal, with splashy diatonic cluster chords in the piano. But a sombre mood returns and the music drifts off into the stratosphere of register.

Premiere Information:
05/08/2008 Dominion-Chalmers United Church Ottawa Donnie Deacon (violin) Frédéric Lacroix (piano)

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 3211 R616fa
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Violin
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • May 6, 2009
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (13 p.) + 1 part (3 p.) ; 28 cm.
    13 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 3
  • Additional Information:

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