Buss, Howard - Fantasie
Composed for Amy Porter. This dramatic, colorful composition is cast in 2 interconnected movements. The first begins with a mysterious monologue by the flutist and is characterized by brilliant arabesque passages contrasted with subtle shadings of tone through the use of delicate dynamic nuances, tremolos, and flutter tonguing. As the piano enters, the ambience of the music shifts to one of nostalgic lyricism. The exciting second movement is moody, turbulent, and features a dance-like section hugely influenced by jazz and Latin music. Fantasie culminates in a rousing finale with the return of the Latin-infused dance.