Tuesday 25 March 2008

Thinking about Verdi...

Don't know what's brought this on, but I've become fascinated by Verdi's music recently, particularly the chromatic melodic motifs he uses in accompaniments. He managed to capture something very human and very passionate. My improvisation is much harsher than anything in Verdi, but it also makes me think of the debt that Britten owed him - there's a strong similarity in those chromatic lines..

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