4 Miniatures for viola

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dedicated to Diederik Suys

Opus 118 nr.1[1]

History

  • Legley worked on these pieces from March[2] to 27 August 1991, at the request of Diederik Suys[2].
  • On 13 December 1992, Diederik Suys performed the miniatures for the first time in Herentals in the series of Aperitiefconcerten.[2]

Music

  • instrumentation: viola
  • duration: ca 12'

Parts

  • I. Andantino grazioso e cantabile
    • time signature: 3/4
  • II. Allegro con furore - Andante doloroso
    • time signature: 2/4
  • III. Moto perpetuo[3]
    • time signature: 2/4
  • IV. Adagio doloroso
    • time signature: 4/4

Recording

  • Youtube: recording of the third movement by Pam Ryan.

Sources

  • autograph: Royal Conservatory Brussels' (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4077.
  • first edition: CeBeDeM, Brussels, 1994'

Notes

  1. Probably Legley wanted to include other works in this opus number.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 De Roeck, p.561.
  3. This piece can be performed very freely according to Legley's description: Cette pièce n'en est pas une! Tout, mouvement, nuances, liaisons sont au gré de celui qui ose le jouer.