Ritornelli opens with a slow sostenuto introduction, leading to a fast main movement where three traits are made to alternate: a quirky rhythmic staccato, expansive arpeggios, and an obstinate march-like theme. Ritornelli fragments are drawn from all these elements, allowed to grow to fruition and then make way for more to follow. The pianist must reconcile the continuity of narrative with the non-continuity of acutely intersecting surfaces.
© Mikko Heiniö Instrumentation
Works for Solo Instrument Opus no.
Liisa Pohjola, Helsinki, April 28, 1992. Commisioned by / dedications
Commissioned by Pohjola Liisa, dedications: Pohjola Liisa.
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