Since his youth, René Leibowitz has adopted the twelve-tone system as the compositional basis for all his works. He made it a flexible and intelligent tool, enabling him to structure his musical thinking with great creative freedom, underpinned at the same time by a constant rigor of writing, essential in all the genres he tackled, whether vocal or instrumental.
The little pieces featured here – Trois Caprices, for vibraphone, Op.70 – are among the many instrumental compositions for soloists or various ensembles that René Leibowitz produced. These Caprices are small, structured, elegant and expressive sketches, with a clear motivic intention in counter-tendency with the percussive character of the instrument, in the direction of what René Leibowitz had experimented with in an earlier work: Humoresque, for 6 percussion, op. 44 (1957).
|Dimensions||32 × 24 × 0,1 cm|