WIDMUNG                    audiosatisfactory      exhibits Phase B activity

Widmung exemplifies Phase B piano playing based on a specific model, namely the accompaniment of a diatonic ascending bass line. After spending time studying the characteristics of the model and what gestures the melody and inner voices might be allowed to make within its constraints, this one-minute musical moment followed.

There are indeed many ways to describe such models. Often during coachings with Rudolf Lutz, we spoke about the various terms that Robert Gjerdingen uses in Music in the Galant Style from 2007. The model heard above, according to Gjerdingen, might be a kind of hybrid between the Monte and the Meyer.

recording made on April 21st, 2015: