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Gourzi, Konstantia

„noch fürcht ich“ – 7 miniatures for piano solo, op. 8 (first print)

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Gourzi, Konstantia

„noch fürcht ich“ – 7 miniatures for piano solo, op. 8

(born in Athens/Greece, 31 March 1962)

Konstantia Gourzi’s name often appears as composer as well as conductor in the announcements of her concerts. Her portfolio of compositions includes not only operas, film music and works for music theatre and orchestra, but also numerous solo pieces and chamber music. Konstantia Gourzi’s musical work is documented in detail through radio recordings, television broadcasts and live streams. Recordings of her extensive discography were released at ECM, NEOS, NAXOS and SONY Classical.

Composer’s notes 

Noch fürcht ich was inspired by a poem of the same title by Ingeborg Bachmann. It is the first piano piece that i composed. At the time, I was aiming for musical expression while using minimal means. That way, I developed these seven miniatures. The first six miniatures are very short and represent question and answer simultaneously. The seventh and longest one marks not only the end of the piece but functions only as an answer with a melody from a dream world. All seven miniatures together form this piece and none of them can be played independently. The piano miniatures are accompanied by seven small pictures which were created during the composition process.

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Score No.

2703

Special Edition

Gourzi Edition

Genre

Solo Instrument

Size

225 x 320 mm

Printing

First print

Pages

16