Kreisleriana

Kreisleriana

for violin and piano
(2012; revised 2014)

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Score Information

Sample Score Pages
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Duration
14 min.
Premiere
February 3, 2012
Coolidge Auditorium, the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Miranda Cuckson, violin; Blair McMillen, piano
Commissioner
Commissioned by the Library of Congress through its McKim Fund
Notes
Press
“No one likes to be labeled, composers least of all. In a post-concert conversation, Meltzer rejected the idea that his music was ‘post-minimalist,” listing Webern, Berio, Ligeti and Adams as among his influences. The piece commissioned from him by the [Library of Congress] for the anniversary, Kreisleriana, revealed other appealing ideas, especially the Doppler-like effect of buzzing tremolos.”

— Charles T. Downey, The Washington Post, February 5, 2012
Performance History
  • February 3, 2012: Miranda Cuckson, violin and Blair McMillen, piano, Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • November 19, 2012: Sally McLain, violin and Lisa Emenheiser, piano, Christ Lutheran Church, Washington, D.C.
  • February 15, 2013: Miranda Cuckson, violin and Blair McMillen, piano, Bargemusic, Brooklyn, New York
  • June 18, 2013: Muneko Otani, violin and Adrienne Kim, piano, Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music, Smith Hokanson Hall, Vinalhaven Island, Maine
  • June 19, 2013: Muneko Otani, violin and Adrienne Kim, piano, Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music, Waterfall Arts Center, Belfast, Maine
  • June 20, 2013: Muneko Otani, violin and Adrienne Kim, piano, Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music, Lockport Opera House Recital Room, Lockport, Maine
  • June 21, 2013: Muneko Otani, violin and Adrienne Kim, piano, Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music, Dunaway Community Center, Ogunquit, Maine
  • August 17, 2014: Jacqui Carrasco, violin and James Douglass, piano, Carolina Summer Music Festival, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • November 17, 2014: Miranda Cuckson, violin and Blair McMillen, piano, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
  • November 18, 2014: Miranda Cuckson, violin and Blair McMillen, piano, Mannes College of Music, New York City
  • March 17, 2015: Jacqui Carrasco, violin and James Douglass, piano, Brendle Recital Hall, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • September 4, 2015: Harumi Rhodes, violin and Eric Zivian, piano, Moab Music Festival, Star Hall, Moab, Utah
  • February 6, 2016: Gabriela Diaz, violin and Donald Berman, piano, Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • June 19, 2016: Elizabeth Chang, violin and Alissa Leiser, piano, Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, Provincetown, Massachusetts