Year
2012
Duration
17'
Category
Piano
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Parts
#TitleDedicationCommission
1Farewell, R.W.  
2Gloss  
3Bittersweetto Beth LevinBeth Levin
4Monkin memoriam Suzanne Nahalka 
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Monk (2011), Bitersweet (2011), Gloss (2012), Farewell R.W. (2012) can each be performed as set or individually.

Farewell, R.W. is my own solo piano arrangement of the third movement of Facts of Life - a four-movement work for solo quitar, premiered and commissioned by David Leisner in 2010. I quote from my program note for the premiere:

Movement III, Farewell, R.W., is the slow movement and 'soul' of the work. Tranquil, even ecstatic, it was inspired one afternoon by feelings surrounding my most recent relationship breakup (from my fifth husband) - a sad fact of my life.

Farewell R.W. Premiere:

Date: 11/6/2010

KeyedUp MusicProject
Tenri Cultural Center
Marc Peloquin, piano

Recent & Upcoming Performances (1)

Sep 7, 2017 8:00 pm
Premiere of Many Hands
Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York 10025
  • Marc Peloquin, piano

David Del Tredici has a champion in pianist Marc Peloquin who ​will premiere​ a major new work for solo piano-Many Hands-on September 7, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia. Many Hands is a virtuoso exploration of the outer reaches of piano technique. The work includes every possibility of hand simultaneities--that is to say music for left hand alone, right hand alone (very rare!), as well as the conventional two hands together (however the composer does not ask ​the pianist​ to play with his nose--a "trick" attributed to the young J.S. Bach) . The program also includes Peloquin​-Del Tredici favorites: the pianistic terror S/M Ballade (commissioned by Peloquin) and the recent autobiographical work in four movements​ entitled​, Late in the Game.

Celebrating more than a decade of collaboration​, Del Tredici​ credits Peloquin with seducing him ​to compose again for​ his first love--the piano. Del Tredici has said ​about Marc ​"his personal radiance, superior technique and musical ​imagination d​rew me in. I am forever in his debt”.

A New York Times critic ​has said ​"​Marc Peloquin’s energetic approach yielded a performance that was refreshing and alive. Individual lines rang out with remarkable definition and clarity.” ​ "An ​i​nnovative ivory tickler​"​ ​declared​ Time Out, ​Marc Peloquin ​has appeared in a wide range of venues such as The Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, Town Hall, Bargemusic, the Kennedy Center, The Chicago Cultural Center, The Gardner Museum and the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. He has recorded for the Albany, C.R.I. and Naxos labels and is the founder and curator of the KeyedUp Music Project concert series in New York City which is celebrating its eighth season.