Etudes-tableaux Book II

Etudes-tableaux Book II

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This sequence of five short movements may be played independently but would best be heard as the sequel and finale to Etudes-Tableaux Book 1 for piano trio, whose basic material it develops further. The five movements are like snapshots of different landscapes whose associations trigger fleeting memories and images including shadowy allusions to Mendelssohn, Haydn, Liszt, plainsong and gypsy music. The title, stolen from Rachmaninov, suggests a balance between music both abstract and illustrative, virtuoso or dramatic. Etudes-Tableaux Book 2 was commissioned by the Schubert Ensemble of London and made possible by financial assistance from the Arts Council of Great Britain. It was first performed by the Schubert Ensemble of London, at the Wigmore Hall, London, on 9 April 1987.
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  • Sheet music | 68 pages
  • 210 x 297mm | 235g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193583062
  • 9780193583061

About Anthony Powers

Born in London in 1953, Anthony Powers studied at Oxford, in Paris with Nadia Boulanger, and at York with David Blake and Bernard Rands. He taught for two years at Dartington College of Arts before being appointed Composer-in-Residence to Southern Arts. Since then he has moved to Herefordshire where he continues to divide his time between composing and teaching, currently at Cardiff University, where he has been Professor of composition since 2004.
Powers's music is characterized by strong architectonic frameworks that support a language of poetic intensity and magical sonorities. His music often takes its inspiration from the tension between different states, be they physical properties, landscapes, seasons or emotions.
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