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Fantasia for piano

Program Notes


Fantasia for piano employs an extensive range of piano techniques and colors. This work is also a first experiment for me in regards to free-form composition. My other instrumental works are written in traditional forms such as sonata form, rondo sonata, variations, fugue and etc. By contrast in Fantasia, I strived to design my own unique form suited to the dramatic and improvisatory spirit of the piece. The composition exploits a number of advance piano techniques including extended range, performance in the extremities of registers, polyphonic texturing, extreme alterations of dynamics, fugal counterpoint, and other virtuosic means of expression.


Audio Performed by Andrey Kasparov