for violin and piano
Saying farewell is always fraught with difficult feelings, especially if it is farewell to a partner of 10 years. I wrote the piece soon after the breakup in a wistful 3 1/2 hours. As I wrote, I was feeling neither happy nor sad, but almost serene.
Since that time, I have arranged the piece in many different combinations. This version, written for my dear friend the extraordinary musician, Mark Peskanoff, is the most elaborate and extended with a coda and cadenza that says more definitely, The End.
Celebreting David Del Tredici's 80th birthday (March 2017), Music on the Edge presents The Last Violin, Virtuoso Alice, Ballad in Yellow and selections from Gay Life and Brother.