Millennium Fantasy

for Piano and Orchestra

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

Performing Ensemble: Piano with Orchestra
Duration: 20:00
Publisher: Merion Music, Inc.
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

The musical point of departure of "Millennium Fantasy" is a folk song my grandmother sang to me when I was a small child. I can still "hear" her voice when I remember this, so I thought it would be a special pleasure to create a musical fantasy based on it.

"Millennium Fantasy" is in two movements in which the folk song occasionally rears its head, but more often serves as a springboard for a larger musical design. While there is significant interaction between the solo piano and the orchestra, the solo piano leads the exploration in virtuosic style.

Scores & Parts

Millennium Fantasy - Full Score - Study
Millennium Fantasy - Solo Part

Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by Jeffrey Biegel in association with the Adele Marcus and Abraham J. and Phyllis Katz Foundations, South Florida Council of the Chopin Foundation of the United States, and Marvin and Isa Leibowitz, with the kind assistance of the American Mu
Composition Date 2000
Orchestration Solo Pno.; 2(dbl. Picc.) 2(E.H.) 2(B.Cl.) 2(Cbsn.) - 2 2 0 0; 1Perc. Str.
Premiere 22nd September, 2000. Jeffrey Biegel, Piano, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jes

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