Still Life in Toccata Style

For solo Piano, 2005

Duration: 9’
Premiere: Salle Cortot, Paris, July 2005
Aaron Wunsch, piano

Inspired by the Toccata of Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, this lively and virtuosic work, derives its tremendous energy from a constant whirling around a never-changing harmonic motive. This compositional idea is reflected in the image of a Still Life whose subject may be “un-moving,” while the emotional landscape it engenders is in constant flux and evolution.