Recorded on 09/19/2006, uploaded on 01/21/2009
Musician's or Publisher's Notes
Although the solo keyboard compositions in today's
recital vary widely in their musical style and form, all of them were conceived
to a certain extent as vehicles for the growth and development of melodic
ideas. The clearest example would be the first selection of the recital, a set
of variations on "O mystris mine" by the English virginalist William Byrd (1543
- 1623). Here the charming and tuneful
opening theme, in its day a very popular lute song, is followed by seven
variations where the composer displays his vivid and florid musical imagination
by decorating the tune with trills, runs, and other fast melodic figures. Michael Tsalka
Courtesy of International Music Foundation.
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