The three Moving Études are pianistic studies not on specific technical challenges, but on the idea of tempo, rhythm, and rubato as expressive tools.
The first (“Good Word”) challenges the performer to articulate expressive variety in isorhythm.
“Bewegt” takes the first étude’s two-note mottos and recasts them as structural signposts, between which urgent sequences are strung.
“Everything Changes” is the opposite of “Good Word”. The performer is given complete freedom to impose interpretive ideas about tempo and meter. Structured in a sequence of long, downward phrases that are continually varied and elaborated, an upward-surging counterpart finally pushes the piece to a dramatic denouement.
ListenTimo Andres: Moving Études: 3. Everything Changes
recorded Hahn Hall at Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, CA
performers Zhu Wang, piano