TOCCATA : In Memoriam William Kapell


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solo piano

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"Burning Questions" CD - Furious Artisans FACD 6813 [Gayle Blankenburg, piano]

First Performance: 

October 26, 1983 - Michael Sellers (piano); William Kapell Memorial Concert; Symphony Space, NYC

A virtuosic bi-modal work, each hand responsible for a separate six-note pitch-set.  Framed by Toccata I and Toccata II, its central Passacaglia is a potentially-infinite minimalist spiral of subtly-transforming repetition.

It is intended as an evocation of the spirit of Kapell's playing - not with allusions to his repertory, but rather by the emulation of his unique way of playing through that repertory.

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solo keyboard
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