Approximate Duration Five Bagatelles is his only work for solo guitar, and one of two works that include guitar, the second being a song cycle for tenor and guitar titled Anon. Out of Interest, here is the piece for voice and guitar, Anon. Dedicated to Malcolm Arnold, these miniatures have won firm favour among guitarists. They were first performed by Julian Bream in
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Learn how and when to remove this template message A bagatelle is a short piece of music, typically for the piano , and usually of a light, mellow character. The name bagatelle literally means "a short unpretentious instrumental composition" as a reference to the light style of a piece OED ; Kennedy and Kennedy Although bagatelles are generally written for solo piano, they have also been written for piano four hands , harpsichord , harp , organ , classical guitar , vibraphone , unaccompanied oboe , clarinet , violin , viola , various chamber-music configurations, orchestra , band , voice and piano, and a cappella choir.
Best-known bagatelles[ edit ] The best-known bagatelles are probably those by Ludwig van Beethoven , who published three sets, Op. Anton Diabelli also wrote a bagatelle in a short, happy form. The American composer Charles Wuorinen wrote a Bagatelle for solo piano, which he later orchestrated. The Australian composer Carl Vine also wrote Five Bagatelles for piano , which are quite frequently performed at piano competitions, especially in Australia.
Peruvian composer Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann also wrote Cinco Bagatelas Opacas y Traslucidas for violin and piano also existing in a trio version with bass clarinet. Brown, Maurice J. London: Macmillan Publishers.
Kennedy, Michael, and Joyce Kennedy. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music, fifth edition. Oxford English Dictionary. Third edition. Walton, William. Five Bagatelles for Guitar, edited by Julian Bream.
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