Three Fantasies for violin and harp op. 48
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Violin, harp


Three Fantasies for violin and harp op. 48
Written during the autumn of 2013, these three Fantasies which duration are 12 mn are dedicated to the violonist Philippe Villafranca and the harpist Manon Louis who have also commissioned these pieces.
The first Fantasie sets out a theme in chords given by the harp. The violin takes back the notes of the mode followed by a melodic ascendant motive which the harp accompagnies with harmonics notes. A small rhythmic element played on bar 20 will be developed in the central part of the movement which duration is 3 mn 50.
The second Fantasie which duration is 5 mn is a slow and expressive movement. The violin introduces the main theme which has an ascendant profile accompagnied by the harp in batteries. Afterwords it will be given to the harp with the violin in batteries. This theme will be developed with a canon at the octave and then by the violin in double notes accompagnied by the harp. We will find again the main theme still given by the violin during the recapitulation. The coda will restore the theme in the high pitch order and will conclude the movement in a soft light.
The third Fantasie which duration is 3 mn 15 is based on a theme composed of two parts. The character is cheerful and dancing. First of all it is given by the violin and then by the harp. The development will offer a dialogue between the two instruments with more particularly the theme given with a canon at the octave.
The work concludes in a luminous atmosphere.


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(c) Florentine Mulsant, 2012