Identify piano piece (from little information)

Posted by: Ebor on 19 September 2018

Iíve lost the details of a piano piece I was intending to buy and google hasnít been able to help, given how little I can remember about it. Itís driving me crazy - can you help?

A while ago, I came across a shortish piece for solo piano. It was written by a fairly Ďproperí composer, twentieth century, normally known for fairly challenging repertoire but this piece was quiet and elegaic, almost melancholy. It was piece number 2 or 3 from a suite or set of piano pieces. After finding it, I easily found the sheet music for it online, so it wasnít very obscure. It sounded a bit like Einaudi, but it wasnít him.

Iíve listened to some pieces by Glass, Ligeti, Ives, Reich and Eno without any bells being rung, but Iím fairly sure itís in that ballpark.

Any suggestions might stop me going crazy. Thank you in advance,

Mark

Posted on: 20 September 2018 by Nick Lees

Maxwell Davies  - Farewell To Stromness?

Posted on: 20 September 2018 by Simon-in-Suffolk

Erik Satie, Gnossiennes or Gymnopťdies series???

Posted on: 20 September 2018 by Christopher_M

Vassilis Tsabropoulos?

Posted on: 20 September 2018 by Nick Lees

This is a bit ďWhatís it got in its pocketsesĒ isnít it? ????

Posted on: 20 September 2018 by Corry

John Corigliano Etudy Fantasy No. 4?

Posted on: 20 September 2018 by Ebor

Thanks for the offers, chaps. Apologies if it is a bit Riddles in the Dark, but perhaps it makes a change from people simply discussing the nth remastering of a classic album.

Definitely not Satie - I know the Gnossienes and Gymnopedies well already. Likewise the Mavis, though Farewell to Stromness is musically in the right ballpark. Iíll have to check the other two suggestions, but they donít ring a bell.

The title was definitely ĎX number 2 or 3í, where X is a fairly typical identifier: etude, prelude, that sort of thing.

Still driving me bonkers...

Mark

 

Posted on: 20 September 2018 by Nick Lees

Bother. That scotches my next suggestion which was going to be Cageís In A Landscape. Fun though!

Posted on: 20 September 2018 by Nick Lees

Bartok?