The collection of six pieces for violin and piano is the album of pictures to H. Ch. Andersen’s fairytale “The Flint”. Witty brave soldier is endowed with dashing march-like melody (№ 1), recognized also inside the other pieces. Thus in the central section of the piece “Princess” (№ 3) the soldier’s theme is varied, serving as some connection between the personages. The central section of the piece “Imprisoned” (№ 5) reveals songful melodic elements from the “Princess” accompanied with pitiful cues generated out of the intonations from the piece “Soldier”. These are exact scenes written by Andersen: 1) sleeping princess, delivered by the magic dog, and the soldier charmed by this vision; 2) imprisoned soldier dreaming of the beautiful princess, right in the most vital moment of his life.
The witch (№ 2) is described by means of the sequence arranged in dotted rhythm and outbursting impetuosity, reminding of her complaisant dogs. There is one more episode, when prickly rhythm is stained in dissonant intervals, thus adding most essential dab of the brush to the witch’s portrait. The same evil grin peeps out in the piece № 4, when sham friends of the soldier demonstrate their love to him, or maybe to his purse temporary packed with money. However, the soldier reminds of the magic flint that will set him free (№ 5). The final piece “Soldier’s Joy” (№ 6) is connected with dynamic episode of the “Witch”, for that magic flint belonged to the witch herself and the soldier managed to summon up the dogs for to escape and to defeat the evil.
These most vivid scenes would be useful for young musicians of middle and senior age, while everybody is welcome to listen to the musical embodiment of the great Danish master’s creation, permeated with kindness and wisdom.
6. SOLDIER’S JOY
Soundtracks on CD1. 0’36”