Through magic casements

Hesketh, K. (2016) Through magic casements. [Composition]

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For solo piano. Duration: 5 minutes. "The title of this work is a reference to the poem Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats. Important images from the poem are freely connected to suggest musical gestures and contours. Placed musically alongside each other, they give the work a continuity not suggested by the original poem./ The resulting work therefore utilises an organic and associative musical form, both dramatic and often capricious in nature. The work evaporates at its close - at Keats' instigation - through the words 'Fled is that music: do I wake or sleep?'/ Through Magic Casements was written for William Cale on the occasion of his final recital at the Royal College of Music." © Kenneth Hesketh

Item Type: Composition
Additional Information: Premiered in 2011 by William Cale.
Uncontrolled Keywords: contemporary, classical, composition, piano, recording
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Division: Composition
Depositing User: Andrew Chen
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2017 22:49
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2019 13:52

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