On "Vuprem oči" -
This melody, from
Serbo-Croatian roots, sings of that contrast between "the sky above"
and "bright stars playing" and lost love and being "sick for love." "Vuprem
oči vu to nebo visoko, / Tam ja vidim svetle zvezde igrajo." The
melody is of two similar arches, each repeated twice for the lyrics to be
sung. Interpreted as an essay for solo piano, the dissonances are heightened
and made more rhapsodic, through a variety of means.
pages, circa 4' 30" - 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