Zoë Beyers – Three Miniatures for Solo Violin by George Benjamin
Zoë Beyers, Violin
George Benjamin Three Miniatures for Solo Violin
– 1. A Lullaby for Lalit
– 2. A Canon for Sally
– 3. Lauer Lied
Zoë Beyers, Leader of English Symphony Orchestra, performs George Benjamin’s Three Miniatures for Solo Violin.
Three short pieces, all exploring different facets of the same compositional technique, and all written for friends. (1) “A Lullaby for Lalit”: a slow and simple melody, accompanied by open strings, which transforms into ribbons of harmonics at its end. (2) “A Canon for Sally”: a highly energetic fast movement, whose triadic harmonies and accentuated rhythms become ever more insistant. (3) “Lauer Lied”: a plucked chordal introduction leads to a gentle “arco” song, supported by lilting left-hand “pizzicati”.
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