This is taken from a Feb. 20 CLUTCH concert. Polina Nazaykinskaya, violin; Ksenia Zhuleva, viola
The work is in three main sections and is framed by an introduction and denouement. There are three main musical ideas that are prominent throughout the work. First, the quickly oscillating third used prominently in the piece, which, in my conception, resembles both the “dancing” of the colors in the work and their bleeding into one another as the harmonies change. The second major element is the unison string technique, which I conceive to be a temporary concentration of color. The final technique is a quasi-doppler effect that is created by using quickly alternating pitches while simultaneously getting louder and softer, simulating the way the colors of the painting seem to “pop out” from the surface. All of these elements are stated in the introduction and then developed throughout the work.
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