Night Piece #10 (Quiet Nights in the Hudson Highlands) pno.solo

Year of composition
2000
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Solo instrument (Piano)
Instrumental parts
Not available

'Night Piece' #10 (Quiet Nights in the Hudson Highlands) further subtitled 'The Copland House'.

I used to live in the Hudson Highlands quite a few hills north of Aaron Copland's residence. A couple of times I visited his home and was struck by the quietude of his lifestyle and surrounding landscape. High above the Hudson River his studio had a broad expanse of windows affording views of the Highlands and the river below. It is now a retreat for composers seeking the same tranquil beauty that Copland so enjoyed.

  1. 10 is perhaps the "Night Piece" that I am most fond of playing. The attached MP3 is a live concert recording by Elizabeth DiFelice, co-ordinator of the piano department at Princeton University.

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