Entries by Rita Danis

Colores Andaluces, for cello and piano (2006)

Duration: 10′ Five Spanish-flavor pieces written for cellist Françoise Groben, member of the Meininger-Trio. Premiered at Celloherbst in Germany on October 13, 2006. I. Tres morillas II. Duende III. Nana (audio) IV. El Jinete (audio) V. Zapateado (audio) PROGRAM NOTES (read more) Published by Friedrick Hofmeister Musik Verlag.

Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano (1995)

Duration: 14′ Commissioned by Australian violinist Benjamin Breen World premiere by Benjamin Breen and the composer at the Mostly Women Composers Festival in Columbia University, New York in 1996. I. Maestoso/Allegro ma non molto II. Intermezzo (Allegretto) III. Andante IV. Allegro Published by Hidden Oaks Music Company.

Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano (1994)

Duration: 10′ Commissioned by Australian violinist Benjamin Breen World premiere by Benjamin Breen and the composer at the Mostly Women Composers Festival at the Bloomingdale School of Music, New York in 5/22/94. European premiere at the Conservatorio Superior Municipal de Música de Barcelona (Spain) (10/30/95). Performed live on WNYC radio program “Around New York ” with Robert Beckhard (5/19/94). Performance History […]

Wandering spirit for violin and piano (2013)

Duration: 5’30” Commissioned by Hungarian concert violinist Rodrigo Puskás. Wandering spirit for violin and piano is a musical metaphor for the quest for truth, symbolized musically by moments of discovery, with longing and soaring solo lines in the violin, and moments of struggle marked by dissonant interaction between the violin and the piano. This work ends with a […]

Ancient Walls for solo violin (2012)

Duration: 5′ Written for Hungarian concert violinist Rodrigo Puskás. Ancient Walls is a one-movement solo work for the violin that explores the ancient ‘sounds’ shared by the old world. The title is a methaphor for the ‘walls,’ literally and figurative, that sometimes separate cultures from each other – during their own time and also over time. The title […]

Voices of the Rainforest for flute, cello and piano (2008)

Duration: 23′ Commissioned and premiered by the Meininger-Trio at Nachtmusik – WDR Broadcasting Station in Cologne (Germany) on March 15, 2008. I.    Awakening II.  Sago gatherers III. Evening storm IV.  Voices of inside night V.   Night spirits Click here for full PROGRAM NOTES Published by Friedrich Hofmeister Musik Verlag.

Goyescas for flute, viola and piano (2009)

Duration: 20′ This is an arrangement of the piece of the same title (Goyescas) for flute & guitar. The flute & guitar version was written for flutist Marina Piccinini and guitarist Emanuele Segre It was premiered on January 23, 2009 at the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. The flute, viola and piano arrangement was made for Ensemble Gaudi in Barcelona, […]