Homage to Pau Casals for cello solo
Duration: 20′. Premiere on May 26, 2012, by the Virtuoso Ensemble under the direction of Unai Urrecho and Jong Hoon Yoo narrator Hwaseong Arts Center (Ban Sook Concert Hall of the Dong Tan Art Center of Hwaseong), South-Korea. The Virtuoso Ensemble included Rodrigo Puskás, violin; Hyo Sun Lee, double bass; Hyonsuk Kim, clarinet; Nguyen Bao […]
Duration: 17′ Commissioned and premiered by SOLI Chamber Ensemble at Ruth Taylor Concert Hall in San Antonio, TX, in January 2000. Review of premiere “Its tonal harmony, traditional forms and romantic sensibility mark “Portraits II” as conservative, but the composer’s individuality shows through in yearning dissonances, quirky juxtapositions of thematic material and a pervasive sensuality not […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Duration: 18’30” Written, for the Meininger-Trio. Premiered at the 15th International Bodensee Festival in Meersburg, Germany, on May 24, 2003. Performance History Voces de mi tierra is a tribute to my native country and to the Spanish music that I love so much. Even though the melodies are distinctively Spanish I have not borrowed from […]
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.