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Seltsame Epigramme für zwei Glasharmoniken: II. "... hinter dem beblümten tore ... " [Philip Daniel; 2020]

24 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

        Second in a series of deeply intimate "strange epigrams" for two glass armonicas, exploiting the ethereal qualities of this instrument. The title, "... hinter dem beblümten tore ...", translating to "behind the flowery gate," quotes a line f...

Seltsame Epigramme für zwei Glasharmoniken: I. "Aus des Morgens grauen Wogen" [Philip Daniel; 2020]

23 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

          Intended as the first in a series of deeply intimate "strange epigrams" for two glass armonicas, exploiting the ethereal qualities of this instrument. The title, "Aus des Morgens grauen Wogen", translates to "from the grey billows of morni...

Aphorismen für Klavier: VII. Waldeinsamkeit [Philip Daniel; 2020]

21 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

          Seventh in a cycle of aphoristic miniatures for piano. An enigmatic monody that touches upon the whole-tone scale precedes a resigned reminiscence of the canon from the first Aphorism.           You may peruse the full engraved score here:...

Aphorismen für Klavier: V. Oberek [Philip Daniel; 2020]

17 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

        Fifth in a cycle of aphoristic miniatures for piano. A highly virtuosic and vociferous stylization of the Polish folk dance called the Oberek. The painting in the video is "Oak fractured by a lightning (Allegory on the artist's wife death)"...

Aphorismen für Klavier: IV. Vergänglichkeit [Philip Daniel; 2020]

16 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

          Fourth in a cycle of aphoristic miniatures for piano. As the title suggests, a "reminiscence" of prior pieces in the set ("...mit Raureif bedeckt..." and Lautenlied), wherein harmonic and melodic ideas reappear in "refracted" guise. Unusua...

Aphorismen für Klavier: III. Lautenlied [Philip Daniel; 2020]

15 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

          Third in a cycle of aphoristic miniatures for piano. A lachrymose yet harmonically sensuous invocation of the Renaissance "lute song", unfolding within a compressed "developmental variation" tripartite formal scheme. The painting in the vi...

Aphorismen für Klavier: I. "...mit Raureif bedeckt..." [Philip Daniel; 2020]

15 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

                      First in a cycle of aphoristic miniatures for piano, here in crystalline fashion evoking the earth "bedecked with frost". Note, in the piece's brief and compressed duration, the central section, almost a "canone al rovescio" (c...

Idiosynkratische Tonstücke für die Orgel: IX. Der unendliche Feuerstrophe [Philip Daniel; 2020]

14 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

                    Ninth in a series of "Idiosyncratic Tone-Pieces" for concert organ (the instrument ideally of the "French Symphonic" variety). An "endless verse of fire," unfolding in the passionate polyphony of seemingly endless melody, with co...

Idiosynkratische Tonstücke für die Orgel: VIII. Hymne an die Sonne [Philip Daniel; 2020]

2 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

          Eighth in a series of "Idiosyncratic Tone-Pieces" for concert organ (the instrument ideally of the "French Symphonic" variety). In contrast to its immediate predecessor, this melodically cantabile "Hymn to the Sun" signals the return to a...

Idiosynkratische Tonstücke für die Orgel: VII. Hexensabbat [Philip Daniel; 2020]

1 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments PhilipDaniel

        Seventh in a series of "Idiosyncratic Tone-Pieces" for concert organ (the instrument ideally of the "French Symphonic" variety). As the title suggests, this prestissimo study in fragmentary melodicism and harmonic severity intends to evoke t...