07 January 2017

Further on the Op.143

[ 3 Jan 2017 ]

After a little mental stock-taking these past two days, I continued the third movement (Vivo assai).  The idea for the opening is a sort of variation on the first movement, and I am content with the result. The whole movement will run a trim (and vigorous) five minutes.

I reported the start of work on the second movement (Larghetto) in late October, immediately after completing the first. That trunk of the piece remained in that state through the holidays, and I resumed work on it only on 27 December;  but the work went very smoothly, and the second movement was complete before the turning of the New Year.

If I can have the third movement done before we start up rehearsals for the next Triad concert, I shall be greatly pleased.

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