Edgar Varèse wrote Density for solo flute in January , at the request of the flautist Georges Barrère, who, with this piece, inaugurated his platinum flute. Varèse, born in Paris in , received his earliest training in France but was The concert opened with Varèse’s most familiar work, “Density ,” a brief flute . Edgard Varèse’s Density for unaccompanied flute was composed in ( revised in ) at the request of George Barrère for the première of his new.

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F is emphasized due to its position as the first note, F is emphasized due to its duration, and G is emphasized by its position as the final note of the sub-phrase.

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. This is divided into two trichords: This three-note ascent is varied and restated in 3 — 4.

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Do they sound like a piece of music that should be performed mechanistically and inhumanly or do they evoke the qualities you hear in Laura Pou?


21.55 find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Retrieved from ” https: Notify me of new comments via email. Innovative Ideas in Performance and Pedagogy. From the second beat of bar 56 until the end, however, the piece uses an interval-2 cycle, C2, which still produces tritones, but partitions them differently.

AnalysisDensity Similarly, the uneven back-and-forth between duple vzrese triple subdivisions obscures any sense of rhythmic consistency at levels faster than the quarter note.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Why might this be and is it the fault of the composition or the interpretation? This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat Therefore, in order to understand why the meter suddenly becomes emphasized at m.

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An important change happens beginning with m. Timothy Klothp.

Allmusic ‘s Sean Hickey says, “According to the composer, Density The flute was manufactured by Haynes Flutes. Post was densiyt sent – check your email addresses!

To answer those questions we will need to study the score in close detail and see what it does and does not suggest to the performer. Innovative Ideas in Performance and Pedagogy IPAP a collaborative blog inspiring the next generation of musicians through explorations into creativity, innovation, holistic thinking and posts specifically for flutists.

Farese G before it, D concludes the sub-phrase.


Density (Varèse, Edgard) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

Views Read Edit View history. George Perle analyses the piece both harmonically and motivicallyand describes its background structure.

In comparison to other scores of its time, one of the interesting things about Density Defined by the head motif and its repetition in bar 3, is “characterized by its relative pitch content a three-note segment of the semitonal scaleby its interval order—down a half step and up a whole step—and by its rhythm two sixteenth-notes on the beat followed by a tied eighth-note.

Formallyhe says, the piece consists of two parts of nearly equal length, the end of the first section being bars 24—28 p. The three-note chromatic ascent is transposed to begin on Db and the notes that fall on the downbeats are: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

A Case Study in Interpretation: Thus regristral placement is taken into consideration, creating pitches rather than pitch classes. And here, in the last two notes of Density