Basic Training

For Piano

Lee Hyla

Performance Score
Performing Ensemble: Piano Unaccompanied
Instrumentation: Piano
Item Number: PL126
Number of Pages: 26
Duration: 12:00
Publisher: Pembroke Music
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

Basic Training was written for Steven Drury as a tribute to Margaret Ott, a wonderful pianist and teacher from Spokane, Washington. From the primitive opening (marked “blunt and raw”), the one movement piece traces, in a non-linear fashion, the evolution of a pianist from mere noise producer, through a number of pianistic styles and textures, to a level of musical intimacy and pianistic sophistication characteristic of the great 20th-century piano literature. Basic Training is challenging repertoire and an ideal work for a budding virtuoso.

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by Stephen Drury and the Friends of Margaret Ott.
Composition Date 1994