Works

Variations for the Healing of Arinushka

1977

Scored for

piano

Duration

4 min

Short description

Variations for the Healing of Arinushka for solo piano was composed in 1977 for the composer’s daughter Ariina who was recovering from an appendix operation. The piece contains six short variations, the first three of which are in minor key and the other three in major. They are based on a very simple theme of a rising and falling octave scale. The clear and transparent soundscape of this early tintinnabuli composition is created by the resonating overtones  and subtle use of the pedal. 

Variations… was first performed in November 1977 in Klaipeda and a few days later in Tallinn.

World premiere

12.11.1977
Klaipeda branch of the Vlinius Conservatoire, Klaipeda, Lithuania

Concert: Rein Rannap

Rein Rannap (piano)

Other titles

Variationen zur Gesundung von Arinuschka, Variatsioonid Ariinuška tervekssaamise puhul, Variatsii na vyzdorovlenie Arinushki (Вариации на выздоровление Аринушки)

Completion year

1977

Scored for

piano

Duration

4 min

Publishers

Universal Edition

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