Explore a Score: ‘Lasse liten’

‘Lasse liten’ is one of the creepiest songs Sibelius ever wrote. The piano has a sinuous, threatening chromatic line that opens with the right hand below the left, in the piano’s bass register. The piece is supposedly in G minor but this is disrupted from the right hand’s first note. Not only is it dissonant... Continue Reading →

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Explore a Score: Nielsen’s Fifth Symphony

Last night I was in Scotland, giving a talk for the BBCSSO's fantastic performance of Nielsen's Fifth Symphony (you can hear both the concert and my interval discussion here). So I thought I'd start off my 'Explore a Score' series with this symphony. This is going to be a section of the blog that does... Continue Reading →

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