Recomposing Vredenburg's 'Eighteen Little Keyboard Pieces'
The dutch composer Max Vredenburg (1904-1976), pupil of Paul Dukas and possibly of Albert Roussel, wrote the 'Achttien Kleine Klavierstukken' ('Eighteen Little Keyboard Pieces'), where he shows an astonishing craftmanship as a pedagogical composer.
Very interesting in the 'Eighteen Little Keyboard Pieces' is a form of bitonality: in each piece Vredenburg combines two sets of five-note rows, which are varied creatively.
In this section, I use more or less a method of simulated composition and will recompose pieces of Vredenburg's 'Eighteen Little Keyboard Pieces'. Simulated composition is a very useful analytical tool, for it uncovers principles of the creative process that really matter; principles which get lost in a purely disintegrated analysis.
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|1. no. 5||inversion, voice exchange, speeding up||View PDF||Download MP3|
|2. no. 7||prolonging an interval||View PDF||Download MP3|
|3. no. 10||accompaniment||View PDF||Download MP3|
|4. no. 14||heterophony, voice leading||View PDF||Download MP3|
|5. no. 17||rhythmic augmentation, diminution; ostinato||View PDF||Download MP3|