This piece draws its inspiration from a meteorological phenomenon that you can experience e.g. in Helsinki, my home city, in clear weather, especially in the early summer: although the sun shines, its light is filtered through a mist above the sea. While staying in Benin, West Africa, in the town of Grand Popo in December 2006 and January 2007, in conditions widely different from those of my native Finland, I saw this same exciting combination of sun and mist in the morning. My piece is dedicated to the great French piano composers of the early, middle and late 20th century.
© Lauri Kilpiö (2007) Instrumentation
Works for Solo Instrument Premiere
May 31st and June 1st 2007, several performances during the 2nd round of the 2nd Helsinki International Maj Lind Piano Competition Commisioned by / dedications
Commissioned by the Sibelius Academy for the 2nd Helsinki International Maj Lind Piano Competition 2007 PDF for promotional use
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