Year
2014
Duration
9'
Category
Instrumental
Premiere
September 27, 2014
Bargemusic
Here & Now Series
Mark Peskanov, violin
David Del Tredici, piano
Buy Score
Boosey & Hawkes

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.

– David Del Tredici

Recent & Upcoming Performances (1)

Dec 3, 2016 8:00 pm
Music on the Edge: David Del Tredici 80th Birthday Concert
Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, PA
  • Eric Moe, piano
  • Robert Frankenberry, vocal
  • Roger Zahad, violin

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.