Ragamalika

Four Pieces for Solo Piano

Gerald Levinson

Score - Performance
Performing Ensemble: Piano Unaccompanied
Instrumentation: Piano
Item Number: 140-40091
Number of Pages: 24
Duration: 16:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print

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RAGAMALIKA (meaning "garland of ragas") is a virtuosic practice in North Indian classical music, reflected most directly in the second of these pieces. The soloist departs from one principal raga (melodic mode) and whirls through a series of others. An influence of Balinese gamelan may be heard as well in the bell-like resonances and flowing textures of the first and fourth pieces, while the third, a study in opposed sonorities, is an homage to Debussy. The work was commissioned by pianist Marcantonio Barone, who has recorded RAGAMALIKA on the Albany label.
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Additional Information

Commission commissioned by Marcantonio Barone
Composition Date 2001

Details

I. Prelude
II. Ragamalika
III. En blanc et noir (pour les sonorites opposees)
IV. Postlude