Crisp (Verotta, Davide)

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Davide Verotta (2020/10/10)

Performers Keisuke Nakagoshi (piano 1 and piano 2)
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Davide Verotta (2020/10/10)

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Work Title Crisp
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Composer Verotta, Davide
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. O.61
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IDV 35
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 piece
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2015-20
First Performance. 2016/10/11
First Publication. 2020
Average DurationAvg. Duration 11 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation 2 pianos

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Crisp is a single-movement composition for two pianos. Originally written in 2015 and revised in 2020. It opens with the highly recognizable theme of the piece: “crisp” and whimsical but with a hint of unsettlement . This is played by the first piano, while the second piano plays the second (“slow”) theme of the piece in counterpoint. What follows is a relatively long section in which the crisp theme is developed, speeded up, overlapped with the slow theme while at the same time foreshadowing the dramatic development that will follow. At the end of the section the crisp theme is heard again but it breaks down, eventually supplanted by a third theme: a sequence of dramatic chords heard in the high register of the second piano. The composition evolves, playing on the contrast of character of the three themes and progressively speeding up and increasing its dramatic, almost tragic, content. Eventually we reach a climax after which the crisp theme is shortly revisited and ends with a whisper; a suddenly defiant statement ends the composition.