for piano

Maya Badian
Maya Badian
Composition Date: 1996
Duration: 00:07:30
Genre: Keyboard, Piano, One Keyboard, Two Hands


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
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Programme Note:
PORTRAIT for Piano is one of the many examples of pieces in which I used Pandiatonism, thus producing the illusion of Suspension of Time. Pandiatonic is a technique of using the diatonic - as opposed to the chromatic - scale without the limitations of functional tonality. This composition depicts an evocative musical journey in which a range of contemporary techniques are introduced, including such challenges as rapidly performed figures, polychords, cross-over technique, tuplets and, above all, an intimate sense of differentiated dynamic interpretation.

Premiere Information:
December 1996, Ottawa, Ontario
Elaine Keillor, piano


  • Call Number:
  • MI 2110 B136po
  • Genre:
  • Keyboard, Piano, One Keyboard, Two Hands
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • November 7, 1997
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (17 p.);
    17 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Manuscript deposited in the Fonds Maya-Badian MUS 228, Music Division, Library and Archives Canada.

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