On "Die rothaarige Prinzessin reitet ihr Fahrrad" -
Karin Magedanz gewidmet
little prelude and fugue form is tonal colored with polytonal functional
hues. The "indigestible" augmented fourth relationship -- so-called by Roy
Travis in an amusing paper and lecture from years ago -- is stated outright
in the first chords and then again in the melodic gestures thereafter. A 5/8
meter throughout allows a lilt to the work in total.
The title is an
imagining, that redheaded "princess" on her bicycle, sporty and perky and
rather public as well.
The fugue stresses
the five quarters, and then breaks the five into generally 3 plus 2. Varying
tonal domains is classical fashion are visited, with episodic material from
the prelude to unify the whole.
pages, circa 6' 15" - an MP3 demo is here:
The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major
commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior
arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this piano
On "Die rothaarige Prinzessin reitet ihr Fahrrad"