Papillons

Composer: 

Alternate Title: 

Papillons

Year Authored (or revised): 

2008

Scoring: 

piano solo

Duration (min): 

20

Movements-Titles: 

15

I. Myster Davydson’s Conceit
II. Busoni’s Black Bottom
III. Lied Ohne Worte (oder musik)
IV. La Valse Étirée
V. Freu’dich sehr, o meine Seele
VI. La Bourrée Dégoûtante
VII. Berceuse (Bulun Bat Eta Bulun Bi)
VIII. Las, Las, Las par Grand Délit
IX. Funeral Day in Olafsvík
X. Canons (Hore Černy)
XI. Monastery in the Sinai (Sicut Cervus)
XII. Mélodie (pour la main gauche)
XIII. Gavotte (long-winded, boring old tales of the young grandfather)
XIV. Paresseux -pédie No. 4
XV. Out of Thin Air
 

 

These fifteen short parodies are inspired by everything from Giles Farnabie to Grieg to Mendelssohn to Busoni to Satie to Prokofiev to Ligeti, and are meant as pleasant diversions.

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Video: 

PAPILLONS X - Matthew Davidson

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