My understanding is that “postmodern” music is essentially eclectic, so that compositions may include any, or a mixture, of a range of styles, e.g. baroque, classical, romantic, or 20th century. Composers are free to adopt, or to modify, rules of harmony or structure to suit the work in hand. In a sense that has always been the case, although composers have inevitably been bound by what other musicians and audiences would accept at the time. All the pieces in this book of POSTMODERN PIECES have been composed in the 21st century, but some could have been produced in various past eras. The contents are:
Three Italian Pieces (op.10) Capriccio; Notturno; Romanza
Six Nocturnes (op.4)
Four Serial Studies (op.25)
Four Intermezzi (op.26)
John Paul Ekins played the Romanza at Sunderland in September 2023. Here is his live performance.
And here are some computer generated mp3 files. First, the Capriccio from op.10:
Nocturne no.4 in G:
Serial Study no.1 (9-tone): a minuet for 2 a.m.
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