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Avner Dorman

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Karsilama (2011)
G Schirmer Inc
Solo Keyboard(s)
Year Composed
4 Minutes
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Programme Note
Avner Dorman Karsilama (2011)

First performance:
February 15 2012
Duo Amal: Bishara Haroni and Yaron Kohlberg, pianists
Sounds of Israel
Staatliche Jugendmusikschule Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany

Composer's Note:
The Turkish word Karsilama refers to a popular couple’s folk dance in 9/8 meter. Originally, the word Karsilama means “face to face greeting.” Since a piano duo plays facing each other, I thought it would be appropriate to write a couple’s dance of this kind for two pianos.

The piece is structured as a set of variations. Each presents a different way to dance the 9/8 rhythm, as well as a different way two people might greet each other face to face.

— Avner Dorman

  • 15 FEB 2012
    Karsilama World Premiere
    Sounds of Israel
    Hamburg, Germany
    Duo Amal
    Bishara Haroni and Yaron Kohlberg, pianists

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