Emotions expressed through the Piano
The Piano Poem is an instrumental musical form for solo piano. this form is based on the main theme and variations on it. the general mood of the piece should be improvisational, though it does not mean that the piece is simply an improvisation on a single theme, it shows the emotional expression of the composer.
It is possible to find similarities between Nocturne and Piano Poem as a form. in Piano Poem, the piece has a narrative quality, therefore the length of each piece is inherently longer than a normal Nocturne.
Piano Poem is always based on a story or a narrative of any kind. but it does not mean that it is necessary to know the story to understand and enjoy the piece. Like any other program music, Piano Poem is a complete form on its own.
Piano Poem as a form stands somewhere between Nocturne and Impromptu. it has the technicality and emotional composition of a Nocturne while leaning towards the free form of an Impromptu.
Piano Poem mainly has a homophonic texture, though it can use other textures as a tool for expression. the main melody which is usually simple but catchy goes through variations alongside the harmony.
A poem untold by piano gives the composer a strong expressive tool that can immensely affect the audience.
So far there have been several single pieces composed by Arashk Azizi as the Piano Poem, but the main project is an album containing 10 solo piano pieces each piece is based on a "Ruba'i" (an ancient form of a short poem from Iran) by "Omar Khayyam" the great Persian mathematician, philosopher, astronomer, and poet from 12th century.
The objective of the Piano Poem is to provide the audience with a wonderfully emotional piece in which a story is being told. of course, the story is not being given to the audience as a literal piece, but it affects them on a subconscious level.
Piano Poem in C-sharp minor, Op. 7 "Tranquil"
Tranquil is a solo piano poem with smooth modulations and a soothing vibe. in this piece, Arashk Azizi performed his composition with a strong yet gentle touch.
Piano Poem in C minor, Op. 6 "Cascade"
Cascade is an emotional piece for solo piano. this piano poem composition is under the influence of minimalistic music but at the same time, it has a popular taste.
Piano Poem in G minor, Op. 4 "Still Moment"
This piece is the first official Piano Poem by Arashk Azizi. in this 13-minute solo piano, the composer takes the audience through an emotional journey from the slow and soft beginning of the main theme to dark and melancholy variations in the middle and an almost unpredicted bright ending.
Piano Poem in E major, "Wonderful Life"
Wonderful life is a contemporary piece for solo piano. this Piano Poem is thoroughly emotional and full of expressive moments. being a contemporary piece, Piano Poen in E minor still carries a narrative quality.