PHM Instrumental and Ensemble

I. Tempestuoso
II. Andante tempo rubato
III. Vivo

These short pieces are among the most radical and complex works Heaton composed. They show the influenced of Mikrokosmos by Bela Bartok.In terms of their harmonic and textural content, these three short pieces, dated 1954 on the SPNM programme notice, are among the most ambitious works that Heaton composed. The principal influence on the language is Bela Bartok, the Hungarian composer whose work Heaton came to admire through his teacher Matyas Seiber.

The works received their only documented performance on Tuesday 7 September 1954 in the Great Drawing Room of the Arts Council of Great Britain, 4 St. James's Square, London on the occasion was the 165th monthly Studio Recital promoted by the Society for the Promotion of New Music.

Duration: 7 mins

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