Momenti (Fine, Vivian)




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Peggy Karp (2012/1/26)

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Peggy Karp (2012/1/26)

Performers Lionel Nowak, piano
Publisher Info. CRI - New World Records (used with permission)
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Peggy Karp (2012/1/26)

Publisher. Info. Vivian Fine Estate
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Work Title Momenti
Alternative. Title
Composer Fine, Vivian
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IVF 40
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements
  1. Poco Allegretto, delicato
  2. Andante lusingando
  3. Allegro
  4. Con tenerezza
  5. Moderato
  6. Lento
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1978
First Performance. 1979-3-26 in New York, Mannes College of Music, Lionel Nowak, piano
Average DurationAvg. Duration 9 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation piano
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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