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Intermezzo for Piano

Total duration ca. 4 minutes (1998)
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).
One movement work. 6 pages, 8.5" x 11".

 

 

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I've spent the great majority of my life living at the water's edge: 21 years on the rivers that embrace Manhattan, 24 on the shore of Pacific-kissed Malibu, and now over a decade, perched on a rock above the lusty Salish Sea that swirls around Washington states's San Juan Island. Many of my pieces reflect this aquatic proximity, from intimate chamber works to grand-scale electroacoustic symphonic ones, and through these pieces I'm able to share my awe with listeners.

This Intermezzo was written in 1998 as a response to the waves of the ocean at my toes, as well as a reflection of the waves of a more introspective, emotional sea. A long and lyrical theme floats above a steady ostinato, perhaps as a lengthy branch of kelp might dance from the force of each coming tide. It's these hypnotic rhythms that lull my muses, and inspire my senses— and perhaps yours.

 

Arcana Album Alex Shapiro has produced a significant album of her solo piano works, including INTERMEZZO, beautifully performed by New York pianist Adam Marks. The 2020 disc, ARCANA, has been released on Innova Recordings 041.  
Dreams of Birds CD
The version of Intermezzo for bass flute and harp is featured on Jenni Olson's 2012 CD, The Dreams of Birds, on Delos Records DE3434.
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Also available as:

Intermezzo for Clarinet and Piano

Total duration ca. 4 minutes (1998)
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).
One movement work. 5 pages, 8.5" x 11".


 

Intermezzo for Cello and Piano

Total duration ca. 4 minutes (1998)
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).
One movement work. 6 pages, 8.5" x 11".


 

Intermezzo for Clarinet and Harp

Total duration ca. 4 minutes (1999)
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).
One movement work. 4 pages, 8.5" x 11".


Transcription of the clarinet and piano version
made by Delaine Fedson.


 

Intermezzo for Violin and Harp

Total duration ca. 4 minutes (2001)
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).
One movement work. 4 pages, 8.5" x 11".


 

Intermezzo for Flute and Harp

Total duration ca. 4 minutes (2008)
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).
One movement work. 4 pages, 8.5" x 11".


 

Intermezzo for Bassoon and Harp

Total duration ca. 4 minutes (2017)
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).
One movement work. 4 pages, 8.5" x 11".


 

Intermezzo for Bass Flute and Piano

Total duration ca. 4 minutes (2010)
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).
One movement work. 6 pages, 8.5" x 11".


 

Intermezzo for Bass Flute and Harp

Total duration ca. 4 minutes (2012)
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).
One movement work. 6 pages, 8.5" x 11".

 



 

 

 

 


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