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Joseph Turrin (*1947)
Joseph Turrin’s multifaceted career encompasses an amazingly wide range of musical talents. As composer, he has been recognized with major commissions and performances from the New York Philharmonic, Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, St. Martin-in-the-Fields Academy Orchestra, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Baltimore Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, New...
About Four Miniatures
A collection of short movements all very distinct yet tied together in various ways.
The first movement Fanfare mixes the elements of a trumpet fanfare with a more lyrical quality. Haunting echo’s and short repeated musical phrases are interspersed throughout. Intermezzo is a waltz with running eighth notes in the piano over which the trumpet sings a long sensual melody. Canto is rather free in form with much dialogue between both instruments. There’s a lofty transparent quality in this movement that reminds me of the Chopin Nocturnes for piano. Tarantella is a quick six-eight romp that passes ideas between the two players and brings the suite to a joyful conclusion.
- trumpet (flugelhorn) and piano
- Editions Bim
- I. Fanfare