Bad Twinkle Day

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LKMP X510045/ HL 356788

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Every young violinist plays Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, and surely there are some days that practicing is just really hard - where the budding musician is having a bad Twinkle Day.  This is the idea behind Bad Twinkle Day, a variation on written for the composer's daughter Katja when she was 8 years old.  While not very difficult to play, it sounds wildly jazzy and excitingly virtuosic, an appealing combination for the young violin player.  Young violinists will have a blast letting loose with Bad Twinkle Day!  A video of a 21-year old Katja playing the piece can be seen on the composer's Inspector Pulse series, which is hosted by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on their website.