World Premiere of Triptych for solo violin
5th September 2011
The composer writes
“Competition pieces are always something of a dilemma for a composer. If you are not careful, the need to set an exacting technical test tends to predominate one’s thinking. Therefore, to avoid this, I have attempted to create a work that is as much of a musical challenge as a technical one.
I have structured Triptych in three compact movements (hence the title), each of which has its own musical characterisation. The movements are unified through the common reference to Greek/Roman mythological sources in their individual titles (A Dionysian Dialogue. Song to Aphrodite. A Celtic Bacchanal), which in turn give a clue as to their character.”