Aegean Suite (Fine, Vivian)




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Performers Rachel Fine, piano
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General Information

Work Title Aegean Suite
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Composer Fine, Vivian
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IVF 1
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
The Blue Aegean
Meltemi (a strong summer wind)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1985
First Performance. 1986-3-9 in Berkeley, California, Berkeley Piano Club, Rachel Fine, piano
Average DurationAvg. Duration 6 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation solo piano
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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.