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Sicilienne was inspired by namesake within the “Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet” by Ernest Chausson, which I had the great pleasure of performing with the violinist Lara St. John and friends. I sketched it while aboard a Long Island Railroad train, and aimed to create a lilting, peaceful and romantic dance in imperceptibly changing meters. For reasons unclear to me, the beginning melody and piano writing is very Brahmsian, while the middle section is more affected by the music of Aaron Copland. I’m not sure how this marriage came to be, and perhaps it’s not for me to know.
|CATEGORY||chamber music, violin and piano, solo piano music|
Sicilienne exists in several different versions:
|DURATION||3 minutes 30 seconds|
February 17th, 2000
|WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMERS||
Jesse Mills, violin,
|OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES||
July 13th, 2001 and March 14, 2002
Widely performed by the violinist Timothy Fain on his recitals.
|SCORE AVAILABILITY||All arrangements are available for sale via PDF or mail delivery; arrangements for combinations not listed above may be commissioned on request. [contact for more info]|