Images of Departure. 2009. 15′Mom on a fence II

For Viola and Piano
Premiere: Boston University, March 19th, 2010
Mark Berger, Piano; Ketty Nez, piano

Since I was a child, I have been fascinated with my mother’s stories from her childhood in post-World War II Germany. The mystery, tragedy, terror and hope that ran through my mother’s early years before emigrating has long captivated my imagination.
Images of Departure is a work composed in three different characters, as if
the work is a collection of three short stories, each illuminating some aspect
of how I imagine life after war would be.


I. Delicato, energico
II. Elegy
III. Finale

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