Eine kleine Geschichte

op. 25, 2005

For piano solo
Duration: 5 min.

World premiere: November 2005, Berlin. Piano: Konstantia Gourzi

Publisher: Musikproduktion Höflich München, Repertoire & Opera Explorer, Gourzi Edition

Composer’s notes

The piano piece Eine kleine Geschichte was composed during a short stay in a castle in South of France. It is a short piece that is part of a composition series with very personal musical notes. Like in a diary, I describe my perception of certain moments in nature or surrounding with musical notes.

The piece starts with a melody that is repeated continuously until the end. After the second repetition, further elements are added. The main melody is played a tempo like a column that is repainted without actually changing the main element. On the contrary, the idea is to add ornaments, that give new impressions again and again. The piece should be played in a flowing continuity. The musician choses the tempo in such a way that the story is told in a natural flow.

Eventually, I dedicated this piece to my teacher Hartmut Fladt for his 60th birthday.

© Yannis Gourzis

Press reviews

“Ein stilles, erzählendes Klavierstück zu Beginn stimmt auf die Auswahl der Werke für Klavier und für Streichquartett ein, die Konstantia Gourzi für ihre Porträt-CD ausgewählt hat. Von Geschichten, Erinnerungen und flüchtigen Impressionen handeln auch die anderen Kompositionen. Präzise geformte Miniaturen und persönliche Botschaften wechseln sich ab mit der leisen Beschwörung mediterraner Sehnsuchtsorte und enigmatischen Klangbildern. Lorenda Ramou (Klavier) und das Ensemble Coriolis widmen sich der empfindsamen Musik mit Sorgfalt.”

neue musikzeitung, March 2015

Audio sample

Score

Order

CD

Konstantia Gourzi: Music for Piano and String Quartet

ECM Records, ECM New Series 2309, 2014

Lorenda Ramou and Ensemble Coriolis

Order