Lilies, as a flower, are thought to symbolize purity and a return to innocence. In that spirit, “Lilies” is a reflective and gentle vocalise for cello and piano. The work [...]
The title is an echo of "gouaches decoupees," the cut-out technique invented and perfected by Henri Matisse – this work was premiered at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA, and [...]
Two "settings" of poems by Pablo Neruda in which the cello takes the role of the voice.
Three movements excerpted from Ode (2008): each references a lyric poetic form of Ancient Greece. The first is slow and tuneful, the second a solo flute soliloquy, the third fiery.
Two settings of poems by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn.
The music for Philip Glass’ second concerto for cello and orchestra is cobbled from a 2001 film score, Naqoyqatsi: Life as War. Glass seems to have particular success when using [...]
Premiered June 22, 2017 at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem Massachusetts by cellist Matt Haimovitz
A seven movement work for solo cello dedicated to cellist Wendy Sutter premiered in New York in January 2007. Originally based on the music of Glass’ film score to “Chaotic [...]
In this vibrant work [...] rhythm is key. Once the classic Glass arpeggios get started, there are few opportunities to stop for breath. Much of the load rests on the [...]