Marilyn Bliss


Year: 1977

Duration (in minutes): 10'30"

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: piano

Instruments: piano

Publisher: American Composers Alliance

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Description: Fantasies for solo piano, written in 1977, is in three contrasting movements. The dramatic first movement is metrically free, with virtuosic cadenzas. The second is a night piece, and beneath its gentle mood lie hints of strangeness. The third movement pits three very different materials against each other—rapid runs, thickly textured chords, and a short, quirky motif, which compete for territory. "Fantasies" was performed at the Moscow Autumn Music Festival and recorded by Elena Ivanina on North-South Recordings 1017. "...A virtuosic, highly varied work, fantastic and wide-ranging...:"Records International".

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