Zoë Beyers – Three Miniatures for Solo Violin by George Benjamin

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Zoë Beyers, Violin



George Benjamin  Three Miniatures for Solo Violin
– 1. A Lullaby for Lalit
– 2. A Canon for Sally
– 3. Lauer Lied

Zoë Beyers, Leader of English Symphony Orchestra, performs George Benjamin’s Three Miniatures for Solo Violin.

Programme Notes

Three short pieces, all exploring different facets of the same compositional technique, and all written for friends. (1) “A Lullaby for Lalit”: a slow and simple melody, accompanied by open strings, which transforms into ribbons of harmonics at its end. (2) “A Canon for Sally”: a highly energetic fast movement, whose triadic harmonies and accentuated rhythms become ever more insistant. (3) “Lauer Lied”: a plucked chordal introduction leads to a gentle “arco” song, supported by lilting left-hand “pizzicati”.

© Faber Music / George Benjamin

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