A Bao A Qu’s Stairs

variations for fortepiano

Prach Boondiskulchok

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variations for fortepiano

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Composer Prach Boondiskulchok
Year of Composition 2018
Duration -
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Catalogue ID ce-pb1abaq1


This piece is one of the three fortepiano studies based on Jorge Luis Borges’ creatures from his faux-medieval bestiary The Book of Imaginary Beings. A Bao A Qu’s Stairs, originally intended to be performed as a companion piece to Haydn’s Andante and Variations in F minor, follows roughly the shape of Haydn’s Variations. It idiosyncratic sounds of the Viennese fortepiano in the different registers of the instrument, as part of my ongoing research on new compositions for the fortepiano.