Suite for Solo Cello

I. Prelude-Prose
II. Nocturne-Koan
III. Scherzo-Expletive
IV. Ballad-Mythos

Performed by Nick Dinnerstein.

Recorded by H. Stafylakis on December 19, 2011 in Elebash Hall, New York, USA.

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Program Notes

Suite for Solo Cello consists of four movements, each representing both a musical and a literary form in its stylistic treatment.

I. Prelude-Prose: Ideas relate to each other in familiar syntax; narrative is formed.
II. Nocturne-Koan: By moving constantly, one moves not at all.
III. Scherzo-Expletive: Smile is a four-letter word.
IV. Ballad-Mythos: As we remember what was, shall we weep or sing?

The work has been performed internationally, most recently in New York with choreography by Ian RT Colless and the Untitled|Collective dance company, under the title Bird Study.