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Four Pieces for Piano (2019)

This work was written for my dear friend Julia Hamos. It is a set of four small pieces, each varying wildly in character:

  1. A “celebration”, full of radiance, and in a flowing tempo.
  2. A bit mysterious, and in a slow, very free tempo. Echoes of Debussy (who himself echoed Wagner).
  3. A moderate toccata,  alternating between quietly agitated (though somewhat playful) and furioso characters.
  4. Slow. Feelings of resignation and loss.