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Folk Variations (2013)

for solo piano
commissioned by Adam Golka

"Folk Variations" was composed in 2013 for my friend Adam Golka and is based on the popular folk song "Yankee Doodle." The work features a theme and six variations that are linked together and played without pause. The theme of my piece does not feature the familiar folk tune but rather uses its pitches rearranged and stacked vertically to create a more modern "American" sonority."

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Adam Golka, piano - European Premiere
From live recital on May 23rd, 2013, during the Musica Vincit Omnia concert cycle, as presented by the Andrzej Markowski Foundation, at the Witold Lutoslawski Philharmonic Concert Hall, Wroclaw, Poland.

 

Michael Brown, piano
Live from the DiMenna Center in New York. May 7, 2014.

 

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