Esa-Pekka Salonen: Yta 2 For Piano

Books | Piano

Publisher: Chester Music
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
Composer's Note

YTA is Swedish for 'surface'; my series of three YTA's - YTA 1 (alto flute), YTA 2 (Piano), YTA 3 (Cello)- were written with particular performers/friends in mind, and in each piece I have tried to capture and explore aspects of their virtuosity and that of their instrument.

Being a Finn, 'surfaces' are often snowy and icy, and the music reflects a sparkling, crystalline and sometimes blinding quality, just as a vibrating, shimmering surface reflects a shing light.

Although the surface of the music is extremely busy and dispenses with traditional medlody altogether, the formal process is considerably slower and partly hidden behind the frenetic stream and gleam of fast gestures.

Esa-Pekka Salonen

ISBN: 9780711995369
Skill Level: Advanced Explain this
Published on: 17 May 2002
No of pages: 10
Language: English
Catalogue No: CH65230

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