• Brian Elias
  • L’ innominata (2018)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Commissioned by the Purbeck International Chamber Music Festival and first performed on 31st August 2018 by Natalie Clein (cello) and Vadym Kholodenko (piano), at the Priory Church of Lady St. Mary, Wareham, Dorset.

  • pf/vc
  • 10 min

Programme Note

L’innominata – Italian for the unnamed, the nameless – begins with a very short introduction for cello alone, followed by an ostinato passage in which the cello plays an ornamented line that ranges throughout the instrument. The tempo becomes increasingly slower with more melodic writing for the cello; the piece then continues with an allegro section that eventually resolves into the earlier, more melodic music. The work ends with a reprise of the slow music and a return to the opening phrase.

Brian Elias