Par-feshani-ye 'Eshq (the fluttering wings of love) Sadie Harrison

Par-feshani-ye 'Eshq (the fluttering wings of love) cover
Duration
10 mins
Published
2013
Categories

Solos, Duos & Trios Solos •• Solo piano

Instrumentation
1 Piano

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Programme note

6 Pieces after Bidel. 'The scents and colours of this garden pulse with love: Along with every rose, the nightingale's fluttering wing.' Bidel The title Par-feshani-ye 'Eshq (the fluttering wings of love) is taken from a text by the 18th century Sufi poet Bidel. Each brief movement takes a couplet from the poem as inspiration, drawing on an extraordinary array of images - clay pots on waterwheels, a nightingale's fluttering wings, weighty fetters? links, the world?s garden roses. The cycle is drawn together through the use of an Aghan-Indian rag (kaj dumi) which is heard in several guises- as bells, a nightingale?s song, a singer?s lament, and transformed into a gentle chorale. References to Stravinsky, Chopin and Berg, unusual in such a context, reflect other preoccupations during the composition of the work.

Premiere
Renée Reznek, Homerton College , Cambridge University, 26th April 2014
Performances
  • 8 Feb 2015 | Stellenbosch University, South Africa | Renée Reznek (piano)
  • 3 Feb 2015 | 7:30pm | Montgomery Drive, Athlon, South Africa | Renée Reznek (piano)
  • 29 Jan 2015 | 7:30pm | Northwards House, Johannesburg, South Aftrica | Renée Reznek
  • 4 Jun 2014 | 1:00pm |

    St Johns Parish Church, Church Row, London

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    Renée Reznek

  • 22 May 2014 | 7:30pm |

    1901 Club, London

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    Renée Reznek

  • 15 May 2014 | 7:30pm |

    1901 Club, London

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    Renée Reznek

  • 26 Apr 2014 | 7:30pm |

    Homerton College, University of Cambridge

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    Renée Reznek