Aegean Suite (Fine, Vivian)
Rachel Fine, piano
Vivian Fine Estate - Demo CD
|Work Title||Aegean Suite|
|Year/Date of Composition||1985|
|First Performance||1986-3-9 in Berkeley, California, Berkeley Piano Club, Rachel Fine, piano|
|Average Duration||6 minutes|
|Composer Time Period||Modern|
Aegean Suite was commissioned by Fine’s cousin Timothy Fine and his wife Mary Ellen for their twelve-year-old daughter Rachel. Having recently returned from a visit to Greece, Fine wrote three short movements which a precocious piano student would enjoy performing. There are challenging phrase shapes, asymmetrical meters, and extended trills, which add to the piece’s interest.
- —adapted from Heidi Von Gunden, The Music of Vivian Fine, Scarecrow Press, 1999.