|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
- The Blue Aegean
- Meltemi (a strong summer wind)
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1986-3-9 in Berkeley, California, Berkeley Piano Club, Rachel Fine, piano
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Vivian Fine website
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.