Nigel Keay - Miniatures for Violin and Piano (2021)
Un écho dans le cratère (Echo in the Crater) 1' 25"
Composed mostly in the autumn of 2021, the Miniatures pour violon et piano are somewhat in the vein of a previous short-form work from 2004, Little Tango Suite. The eight pieces of the Miniatures are composed in an economical style where melodic and rhythmic embellishment are kept to a minimum. Each of the eight pieces is an independent construction, sometimes built on a theme found in another work, as in Un écho dans le cratère, or evoking a particular ambiance or image. If the melodies are little-elaborated, the harmony is much freer, often yielding quite chromatic lines.
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The concert also included works by Philippe Malhaire, Michaël Sebaoun, Stéphane Delplace, Olivier Kaspar, Nigel Keay, Anthony Girard, and Michel Merlet.