For 3 Pianos, 12 Hands

James Matheson (composer)


  • Piano 1 (4 Hands)
  • Piano 2 (4 Hands)
  • Piano 3 (4 Hands)
Set of Performance Scores
Allow 4-5 days
Bagatelle was commissioned for the International Beethoven Project's 2012 Beethoven Festival, in which thematic material centered around Beethoven's Third Symphony "Eroica." In this short, energetic work, one of the final sections of the Eroica Symphony is recast as a sonorous cloud of sound that coalesces into music that is spirited, rhythmically charged, and thrilling. In a concert premiere of 18 new bagatelles by various composers, it was Matheson's Bagatelle that music critic John von Rhein found of particular interest. "The piece alternated material from the final movement of the Eroica with spectral and torrential washes of sound – think Franz Liszt playing Beethoven on hallucinogens." For advanced pianists.
SKU: 110-41806
Duration: 4:30
Tempo: q = 96
Commission Notice: Commissioned by the International Beethoven Project
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Delivery Method: Print
Product Type: Set of Performance Scores
UPC: 6-80160-62019-7
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