Ulf Grahn (1942-)

Scherzo for piano six hands

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  • Year of composition: 1986
  • Work category: Piano 6 hands or more
  • First performed: commissioned by The Levine School of Music, Washington , D.C. as a part of their 10 year celebration.
    premiered Music at Noon, Washington , D.C. October 16, 1986 Barbro Dahlman, Christine Niehaus, Eva Pierrou - Vargra, piano
  • Duration: 8 min
  • Detailed duration: 8 minutes

Instrumentation

Piano

Location for score and part material

www.editionnglani@verizon.net

Description of work

It's a Scherzo were each part for the three pianist using their names to form the basic material in the piece. The constrain space with three pianist one keyboard limited the area for each pianist that also influenced the structure of the work.

Links

https://soundcloud.com/user5332808/11-scherzo-for-piano-6-hands


Work comment

commissioned by The Levine School of Music, Washington , D.C. as a part of their 10 year celebration.
premiered Music at Noon, Washington , D.C. October 16, 1986 Barbro Dahlman, Christine Niehaus, Eva Pierrou - Vargra, piano

This piece was started in the August of 1986 at the end of that month The doctor found that I had an agressive Lymphoma. How do I finish the piece before all medication. When still at the hopital my wife brought manuscript paper. Then sitting in bed I scribled away No time to loose. The premiere was about a month away the poisinous medication around the corner. The piece left to be copied I to start chemopherapy. In 1989 I added a slow first part a Nocturne to go with the Scherzo.