(#1 and #2)
pieces were composed for cellist Christopher Hutton and pianist
Thomas Lausmann at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester New
York, in 1996. Christopher and Thomas performed this cycle frequently
in the United States and also on tour in New Zealand.
The three movements are written in contrasting but complementary
styles. The first is enigmatic and reflective and written according
to 'serial' principles. It employs the same material in both instruments,
though at varying speeds and with different articulation. DOWNLOAD
The second movement is very tonal and 'balletic' in a somewhat tongue-in-cheek
manner, DOWNLOAD MP3 and
the third (for which I do not have a satisfactory recording) is
songlike and impressionistic.