| five bagatelles
Instrumentation: Violin and Piano
Ensemble: Clavier a cordes
Year Composed: 2013
Typically, a bagatelle is a miniature or whimsical piece, a sketch or trifle. Five Bagatelles was written with interest to the listener’s expectations when confronted with traditional titles and forms. Using these expectations the bagatelles make each presumably inconsequential movement a vital part in a much larger process: trifle becoming significant, as we move from naïve to cynical, bitter to hopeful.
V. Fantasy and Air
Five Bagatelles was comissioned by the Unitarian Society of Hartford for Clavier a cordes and premiered in May 2013