Instrumentation: Piano

Composed: 2005

Commissioned by Alexander Tselyakov with support from the Manitoba Council

Premiere: The Ottawa Chamber Music Festival

Program Note:

The Piano Sonata #1, subtitled “Black Echoes, was commissioned for my friend Alexander Tselyakov. I wanted to write a piece that would highlight both his great technique and emotional expansiveness. Echoes of many musical styles may be heard through the veils of my rather gothic imagination.

Black Echoes Excerpt