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460 H Pavel Haas (1899–1944) Czech Republic Haas studied with Janáček at the Brno Conservatory. He died at Auschwitz. Suite Op.13 1935 (Tempo Praha/Bote & Bock). 1. Praeludium; 2. Con molta espressione ; 3. Danza; 4. Pastorale; 5. Postludium. Movements 1, 3, and 5 are flashy and contrast with No.2 (dreamy) and No.4 (meditative). Polymetric; interesting rhythms. M-D. Alois Hába (1893–1973) Czech Republic Around 1920 Hába evolved a system of quarter-tone and sixth-tone music based on equal temperament. He had microtonic instruments constructed, including a quarter-tone piano, and wrote a number of treatises about his experiments. Sonata d Op.3 1919 (UE) 28pp. Thick, chromatic idiom in all three movements; contains some lovely moments. D. Toccata—Quasi una fantasia Op.38 1931 (CHF 1962) 17pp. Sectional; many types of figuration and mood; changing meters; ending only has motoric rhythmic drive. Freely tonal. M-D. Sech Stimmungen / Six Moods Op.102 (Artia 1817; Panton) 13pp. 18 min. Contrasting character pieces, mildly twentieth-century. M-D. Yoshio Hachimura (1938–1985) Japan Improvisation (Ongaku-No-Tomo-Sha 1964) 8pp. Five short pieces (sections) with variable meters, some “senza tempo.” Pointillistic, harmonics, clusters , dynamic extremes. M-D. Widmar Hader (1941– ) Germany Aubade und Scherzo 2008 (Laurentius 119 2008) 5pp. Two short works of modest demands and conventional tonal usage. Int. Manos Hadjidakis (1925–1994) Greece Hadjidakis is best known for his film score Never on Sunday. For a Little White Seashell (Papagrigorious—H. Nakes Co.). Five preludes and dances. “Calamatianos,” from this set, appears in KC 13/5 (September–October 1993): 53–56. This dance comes from the city of Kalamata: 7/8 meter (3 + 4), structured in four-measure melodic phrases. Int. to M-D. Six Popular Pictures; Ionian Suite; Rhythmology (H. Nakes Co.). a. Hajdu   461 Reynaldo Hahn (1875–1947) France These works are all delightful confections that cannot be indulged too excessively. Chanson de Midi (Heugel). A pretty trifle. Int. to M-D. Premières Valses (10) 1898 (Heugel 19139) 39pp. Contains an Invitation to the Waltz and ten waltzes. Simple and tuneful. Int. to M-D. Deux Études (Heugel 1927). 1. A: sixteenth-note accompaniment over melody in left hand. 2. d: triplet study. M-D. Portraits de Peintres 1896 (Hengel 18387) 18pp. Four colorful pieces after the poetry of Marcel Proust. Musical pictures of Albert Cuyp, Paulus Potter, Anton van Dyck, and Antoine Watteau. A portrait of each honored painter and a Proust poem precede each piece. M-D. Thème Varié 1909 (Durand) 4pp. Theme with five variations, Neoclassic style; good finger facility required. M-D. Alexei Haieff (1914–1994) USA, born Russia Haieff wrote in a Neoclassic style that has much vitality and is naturally attractive . Five Pieces (Bo&H 1946) 18pp. 15 min. Allegro; Andantino; Vivace scherzando; Lento molto; Allegro molto. Ranges from M-D imitative counterpoint to bravura writing in the final piece. Four Juke Box Pieces (Bo&H 1952) 11pp. Waltz: you can whistle an ad lib cornet obbligato. March: with 2/4 and 3/8 juxtaposed. Nocturne. Polka. Humorous . M-D. 11 Bagatelles (EMM 1950). Short; exploit contemporary idioms. M-D. Gifts and Semblances (Bo&H 1954) 16pp. Four pieces. Int. to M-D. Sonata 1955 (Chappell 1956). Three movements. A large mid-twentieth-century work with more interpretative problems than technical; tonal ambiguity; large skips in melody; contrasting textures. M-D. Sonata No.2 (PAU 1955). Four movements with transparent textures. Effective bitonal final movement. M-D. Notes of Thanks (Chappell 1961). Six short pieces, jazz influence. Numerous pianistic problems, especially wide skips. M-D. Saint’s Wheel 1960 (Gen 1960). Variations on a circle of fifths. In reality, a fine contemporary chaconne. Looks more difficult than it is but requires sensitive voicing of lines. Contemporary sounds; trill plays an important part; left-hand skips. Requires mature musicianship. Children’s Pieces (Gen). Ten short pieces, contemporary sonorities, each piece titled . Int. André Hajdu (1932– ) Israel, born Hungary Journal from Sidi-Bou-Said 1960 (IMI 204) 10pp. 4 min. Composed during “an intense and malevolent moment of my life” (from note in score). Short, fragmentary, strong and intense writing, complex rhythms, harmonics, pointillistic. M-D. 462   m. Hajdu Two Prayer Songs 1974–75 (IMI 423) 5pp. Andantino: based on a Hassidic song, “From Egypt Didst Thou Deliver Us,” in d, thirty bars long. Andante: set to a hymn tune sung at the new moon; moves along relentlessly in e; incessant theme. Int. Two Hassidic Tunes 1975 (IMI 424) 4pp...


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