Jan Freidlin: Waterscape

for Harp

Edited and fingered by Helvia Briggen.

6 pp., $5.95, Presser Order number 494-02500 (HARP-2)

water.jpgWaterscape was composed in 1998. It is the reflection of my recollections of one and the same permanently repeated scene of a flowing and evanescent picture. In spite of the minimal musical means I used in this score, I suppose a performer looking for various colors of the palette might focus on the romantic mood. Waterscape is dedicated to, and written especially for the outstanding French harpist Helvia Briggen whom I met in 1998 on the occasion of the 13th International Harp Contest in Jerusalem as she has very successfully played my required piece Sonata in 3 Visions for Harp solo and as to me she has been among the winners of the Contest. 

freidlin.jpgJan Freidlin was born in southern Siberia in 1944 and studied in Odessa where he later taught as Head of the Music Theory department at the famous Stolyarsky Special Music College. He currently teaches at the Levinsky Teachers College in Tel Aviv. Jan Freidlin received the Grand Prix of Varna International Cinema Festival (1978), the AKUM Prize (Israel) for “Miscenscens”—Sonata for Violin & Cello (1993), 2nd Prize for “Letters from Arles” for Guitar at the 1995 Guitar Foundation of America Competition, the Liberson Prize for Piano Trio Nº 2 (Israel, 1995). His works were performed in the former USSR, Germany, France ,UK, Italy, Australia, Brasil, USA. His “Sonata in Three Visions” for Solo Harp was chosen by the International Harp Contest in Israel for the 1998 Contest as the required Israeli work. More recently, Jan Freidlin received the first prize at the Tampa Bay International Composers’ Forum for Excellence in Chamber Music (2002) for his Twilight Music for Flute, Violin & Piano. 


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