Unwanted Blues

Violin and Piano, 1996 (revised 2012)

A Blues style Tone-Poem for violin and piano in one movement

Duration: 7′

Premiere: Dorota Anderszewska, violin The Juilliard School 1996. The work was completely revised in 2012.

Recorded by violinist Wei Wen on the Decca Label in 2013

Written in a smoky blues style with a distinctive French accent, this work is unique in Lasser’s output. Though completely written out, the sense of tremendous jazz-influenced improvisation permeates the work.