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June Emerson: ACCORDING TO GURNEY Sonatine
A few words from Xander Hunfeld
The melodic shape is a small set of mutually successive tones in different height. Gurney calls this phenomenon the ideal movement. According to Wittgenstein a sentence is not a mixture of words, just as the musical theme is not a mixture of tones. Both are articulate. A musical theme is composed of musical motifs. These are melodic fragments that are recognized by a rhythm. Gurney and Wittgenstein both inspired me to write this little sonata. Schubert’s D803 was also on the desk!
As a composer Xander Hunfeld embraces the philosopher Karl Popper’s distinction between objective and subjective music. He exerts his musical gifts and emotions to musical matters in a constant give-and-take between himself and his works. In other words, he always uses himself as a test subject.
Standard: advanced (Advanced)
Length: 9.46 minutes approx