Program Notes

“four voices in a cell of three notes” (aldo clementi)

Invenzione 4 is a canon in four voices, each of them in a different key. The structure is strictly geometrical and is inspired by the compositional techniques of the big Flemish masters of the 15th and 16th century. There are six mirrored sections, the latter three repeating the first three backwards. Here again the absence of contrast and the continuity are almost complete, hardly disturbed by an imperceptible acceleration of tempo in the first half and slowing down in the second half.