Year
1959, revised 1978
Category
Voice & Piano
Premiere
February 11, 1983
Terrance Theatre, Kennedy Center, Washington DC
Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano / Donald Sutherland, piano
Texts

from Pomes Penyeach by James Joyce

Parts
#TitleDedication
1BahnhofstrasseSophia Levy
2AlonePauline Hanson
Buy Score
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Bahnhofstrasse and Alone, though written in 1959, have only recently been published. Both are freely chromatic and even, at times, atonal. The bitter text of Bahnhofstrasse is emphasized by a stabbing E — B flat tritone appearing insistently in the bass of the piano part. Alone is more varied with its cloudy, contrapuntal opening, its scurrying, mysterious middle section, and its arching and impassioned concluding phrase.

Recent & Upcoming Performances (1)

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

    Recordings (1)