“Playing Hans Christian Andersen!”
This difficult piece is based on Thumbelina by Hans Christian Andersen. Stankovych tries to recapture the child-like world of the fairy tale here - there are plenty of skipping runs and rhythms to drive the music onwards. The piece is subtitled 'Quasi Sonata No 2', indicating that it has plenty of substance. Worth a look if you want something different.
From the Publisher
Dances on Flowers is after the fairy tale 'Thumbelina' by Hans Christian Andersen and forms his 2nd Sonata for Flute and Piano.
Performance duration (approx): 10'
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).