- Poco Allegretto, delicato
- Andante lusingando
- Con tenerezza
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1979-3-26 in New York, Mannes College of Music, Lionel Nowak, piano
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Vivian Fine website
The six short movements were inspired by gestures from Schubert’s Moment Musicaux, though not until the last movement is there an actual quote. The gestures become transformed into Fine’s music, which sounds unselfconscious in its free use of dissonance and vigorous in its frequent changes in rhythmic groupings.
- —Heidi Von Gunden, liner notes to “Vivian Fine,” CRI American Masters CD 692
“…jewels waiting for recitalists to wake up to their presence.”
- —Robert Commanday, San Francisco Chronicle, October 24, 1982