Dr. Vera Ivanova, Composer
Vera Ivanova,
composer

'...internationally recognized as an emerging artist of great talent.'

Campus Times (University of Rochester/Eastman)

6 Fugitive Memories

for piano (2015)

These short miniatures represent six dedications to composers who have anniversaries in 2016, when this cycle to be premiered by the pianist Nadia Shpachenko. I decided to remove my compositional style and instead recall through quotations and allusions the pieces of composers to whom each miniature is dedicated.

Program Notes:
6 Fugitive Memories were commissioned by and dedicated to the pianist Nadia Shpachenko. These short miniatures represent six dedications to composers who have anniversaries in 2016, the year when Nadia premiered this work. I decided to remove my compositional style and instead recall through quotations and allusions the pieces of composers to whom each miniature is dedicated. Thus, Composition No. 1 quotes Galina Ustvolskayas (1919-2006) Composition No. 1 (Dona nobis pacem) for piccolo, tuba and piano and stylistically alludes to her Piano Sonata No. 6. Fugitive No. 2 pictures Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) and his piano works (Visions Fugitives; Piano Sonatas No. 2, 3). No N is a portrait of Morton Feldman (1926-1987) and alludes to the structural principals of his Vertical Thoughts and Triadic Memories. Quasi una ciaccona is a dedication to Sofia Gubaidulina (b. 1931) and quotes her Chaconne. Cimbalom Jtk (Playing Cimbalom) is a dedication to Gyrgy Kurtg (b. 1926), who often used this national folk instrument in his music. The title Debutie combines composers last names and quotes Claude Debussys (1862-1918) Prelude Voiles and ric Saties (1866-1925) Gymnopedie No. 1 in a manner of a careless collage, which concludes this cycle of memories.

Movements
6
Duration
c. 15 minutes
Premiere
Nadia Spachenko recital at Spectrum
Score Samples
1_CompositionNo1- page 1
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Performances:

November 23rd, 2016
6 Fugitive Memories, for piano (2015) - Natalia Bogdanova
Moscow House of Composers (Moscow, Russia)
This performance is a part of the 38th International Moscow Autumn Festival. Free admission.
November 21st, 2016
6 Fugitive Memories, for piano (2015)
St. Petersburg House of Composers (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
This performance is a part of a special project by "Soundways" festival - "Fugitive Visions" ("Мимолетности") recital. 11 composers wrote music dedications to Sergei Prokofiev and his "Fugitive Visions," and one movement from my "6 Fugitive Memories," dedicated to Prokofiev ("Fugitive No.2") will be performed as a part of this project.
August 7th, 2016
6 Fugitive Memories, for piano (2015) - Nadia Shpachenko
LACMA (Los Angeles, CA)
This concert is a part of Sundays Live series at LACMA, broadcasted live on KUSC fm 91.5 (kusc.org). At this concert three movements from the cycle will be performed: "Composition No. 1," "Fugitive No. 2" and "Debutie."
August 6th, 2016
6 Fugitive Memories, for piano (2015) - Nadia Shpachenko
This performance is a part of the "13th Annual Beverly Hills International Music Festival." At this concert 2 out of 6 movements of the "6 Fugitive Memories" will be performed: "Fugitive No.2" and "Debutie."
July 23rd, 2016
6 Fugitive Memories, for piano (2015) - Nadia Shpachenko
Art Share LA (Los Angeles, CA)
This concert is a part of "Sound and Fury" series.
April 10th, 2016
6 Fugitive Memories, for piano (2015) - Nadia Shpachenko
March 16th, 2016
6 Fugitive Memories, for piano (2015) - Nadia Shpachenko
MiMoDa Studio (Los Angeles)
March 1st, 2016
6 Fugitive Memories, for piano (2015) - Nadia Shpachenko
February 20th, 2016
6 Fugitive Memories, for piano (2015) - Nadia Shpachenko
February 7th, 2016
6 Fugitive Memories, for piano (2015) - Nadia Shpachenko
World Premiere
December 13th, 2015
6 Fugitive Memories, for piano (2015) - Nadia Shpachenko
Spectrum (New York, New York)
preview of the premiere performance
November 20th, 2015
6 Fugitive Memories, for piano (2015) - Nadia Shpachenko