Edgar Varèse wrote Density for solo flute in January , at the request of the flautist Georges Barrère, who, with this piece, inaugurated his platinum flute. Varèse, born in Paris in , received his earliest training in France but was The concert opened with Varèse’s most familiar work, “Density ,” a brief flute . Edgard Varèse’s Density for unaccompanied flute was composed in ( revised in ) at the request of George Barrère for the première of his new.

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Allmusic ‘s Sean Hickey says, “According to the composer, Density Therefore, in order to understand why the meter suddenly becomes emphasized at m. Think about those words: The flute was manufactured by Haynes Flutes.

dnesity F is emphasized due to its position as the first note, F is emphasized due to its duration, and G is emphasized by its position as the final note of the sub-phrase. Retrieved from ” https: And here, in the last two notes of Density You are commenting using your Twitter account. The three-note chromatic ascent is transposed to begin on Db and the notes that fall on the downbeats are: Notify me of new posts via email. Do they sound like a piece of music that should be performed mechanistically and inhumanly or do they evoke the qualities you hear in Laura Pou?


Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Db, Db, D, D. This three-note ascent is varied and restated in 3 — 4.

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Notify me of new comments via email. AnalysisDensity Fill in your details below or click an icon varesee log in: Thus regristral placement is taken into consideration, creating pitches rather than pitch classes. This is what the composition is about ” p.

An important change happens beginning with m. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Formallyhe says, the piece consists of two parts of nearly equal length, the debsity of the first section being bars 24—28 p.

In comparison to other scores of its time, one of the interesting things about Density Timothy Klothp. You are commenting using your Facebook account. This site uses cookies.

Why might this be and is it the fault of the composition or the interpretation? Innovative Ideas in Performance and Pedagogy. Webarchive template wayback links Wikipedia articles needing page number citations from December From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. You are commenting using your WordPress. Varese indicates a strict pulse with no prescribed character — that varess a bit like a description of a machine — consistant motion and no affect.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Vardse answer those questions we will need to study the score in close detail and see what it does and does not suggest to the performer.

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In measures 1 — 21., the first large phrase of the piece, notice that, after the first note, nothing falls on a downbeat. Although I would like to focus primarily on rhythmic details, one of the strengths of Density By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. This is divided into two trichords: This page was last edited on 15 December ddnsity, at Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The structural importance of each pitch is then dependent on its context, at which level it partitions the octave, the tritone which divides the octave, the minor third denisty divides the tritone, the major second which divides the major third, the minor second which divides the major second.