KALEIDOSCOPE, 6 short pieces for small Orchestra,
Op. 19a (1946)
Kaleidoscope started out as a set of piano pieces portaying life's fleeting moments from the aspect of the child. The pieces were dedicated to Miklós Rózsa's own children. Kaleidoscope #1, 3, 5 For Nicholas [Rózsa]. Kaleidoscope #2, 4, 6 For Juliet [Rózsa]. It was orchestrated by the composer in 1957.
1 (pic). 1.1.1.-18.104.22.168.-Tp. Perc. Hp, Str.
Publisher: Associated Music Publishers, Inc.
Rental Agent: G. Schirmer, Inc.
Kaleidoscope is substantially two different compositions in its piano and orchestral interpretations. The piano is percussive and succinct, the orchestra lush and lingering. Rózsa's orchestration adds a bit of extra counterpoint in movements four and six.