Bonna Domna for string orchestra and SSAATTBB Choir (2001/04)

Duration: 8’30”
Choir with string orchestra version of the 2001 Bonna Domna a capella choral piece commissioned by the Dale Warland Singers.


Goyescas for flute and guitar (2008)

Duration: 20′
Goyescas for flute & guitar (2008) was commissioned by flutist Marina Piccinini and guitarist Emanuele Segre.
Premiere by Piccinini and Segre at the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society on January 23, 2009.
Goyescas is inspired by five paintings of Francisco Goya.  Click here for  GOYAS’ PAINTINGS

I.      Pregón
II.    La familia de Carlos IV (The family of Charles IV)
III.   Las majas en el balcón (The maiden on the balcony)
IV.   El sueño (The dream)
V.     La fragua (The foundry)
VI.   La gallina ciega (Blind men’s bluff)

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Portraits II for clarinet, violin, cello and piano (1999)

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 unlike that of her native Barcelona. ” San Antonio Express-News

I. Image
II. Capriccio
;
III. Cantilena
 and Dance
V. Finale

PROGRAM NOTES

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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)

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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

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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

I. Allegro
II. Elegy (Largo)
III. Chase (Allegro)

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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 bright major harmony through which both the music resolves and the quest comes to an end.

Published by Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag

 

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 also refers to the common European heritage of Rodrigo Puskás and the composer, natives of ‘independent’ cultures that have struggled over time to retain their identity.

Published by Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag 

Winged serpent for clarinet and piano (2001)

Duration: 10′ 30″
Written for and premiered by Kevin Schempf and the composer at the Bowling Green New Music Festival in October 2001.

Audio
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