Year
2012
Duration
4'
Category
Instrumental
Commission
Hilary Hahn
Extracted From
Facts of Life for guitar (2010)
Buy Score
Boosey & Hawkes
Premieres
  1. 1/5/2013
    Festspielhaus
    Baden-Baden
    • Hilary Hahn, violin

Of course you always say farewell to something or someone. (In this case it was farewell to my male partner of 10 years, R.W.) I wrote the piece soon after our breakup in a wistful moment (3 1/2 hours). As I wrote I was feeling neither happy nor sad but almost serene. And because I was writing for my consummate artist friend I decided, as well, to make the piece virtuosic. But — and this is a specialty of Hilary Hahn — virtuosity in the service of enhanced expressivity.

– David Del Tredici

Recent & Upcoming Performances (1)

Mar 13, 2017 7:00 pm
DDT 80th Birthday Concert
Joe's Pub, Public Theater, NYC

    Recordings (1)

    • In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores cover image

      In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores

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      In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores

      2013, Deutsche Grammophon (8.559680)

      Works


      Performers

      • Hilary Hahn, violin
      • Cory Smythe, piano