My Walks form a series of some 20 works, scored from everything from duos to large orchestra. They are all intended as walks towards a specific work by another composer, and include short quotations from the composition that they are approaching. They also have a walking rhythm, starting from nowhere and dying away at the end as if the music is passing by. In A Walk to Brahms, we are heading towards his beautiful horn trio. As we proceed, we can hear echoes from the approaching work, as if seeing the distant silhouette of a city. The piece was written specifically for this CD, to form a bridge between the other works.
- Travels in Music – The walks of Britta Byström
- Britta Byström has composed around 20 pieces with some variation of ‘walk’ since 2015 – from small pieces for duo instruments to large scale orchestral works, these walks are musical conversations with the greatest of the classical composers.