FOUR28 - étude d'un prélude XI


for piano solo

dedicted to Olivier Senn

duration: ca. 25 minutes

The twelve works in the Études d'un prélude series are all based on micromeasurements of timing and volume of Martha Argerich's recording of Chopin’s Prelude op. 28/4 in E minor, recorded in Munich on 22-25 October 1975 and released by Deutsche Grammophon as DG 2530 731, reissued as DG 415 836-2. The duration of Argerich’s original recording is 1'51". 

four28 — Étude d’un prélude XI is made from a reordering of the sounds of Argerich’s recording according to their duration (accelerating in the right hand and decelerating in the left hand). The title refers to the late pieces by John Cage.

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