Michael Kieran Harvey performs 126 variations on the theme "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" which are composed by Julian Yu. Julian Yu's project presents the tune in an immense range of styles, many of which develop out of well-known classical pieces, as well as jazz and folk music.
The collection is designed to demonstrate the many different approaches to composition in classical music styles as well as popular and folk music genres from different countries.
Many of the variations are deliberately reminiscent of well-known works, created by taking the work in question as a base and substituting, merging, piecing together or superimposing the notes of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star". Styles include counterpoint, harmonic variations, tonality and atonality, 12-tone and serialism.
Julian Yu: 126 Variations on "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"
Dmitri Kabalevsky: Pieces for Children for two pianos (Second piano composed by Julian Yu)
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