Hommage à Mozart (2007) Theme and Variations for piano:
Duration: ca. 13 minutes
Premiere: 03.27.2008 by Cristina Vlad, Bowling Green State University, OH.
Program Notes: In this piece, I composed an original, “almost Mozarty” theme on which I built a series of variations. The idea was to stretch this pastiche-like theme into different, contrasting musical settings. Some variations are more clearly related to the original while others are extreme, tacky caricatures of this or that element of the theme.
Listen to Hommage à Mozart below, recorded by Yvonne Chen, piano:
Thema: Allegro giovale
I. Amadante ma non troppo
II. Eine Kleine Nocturne
III. Die Entfürung aus den Jupiter
IV. Tango alla Turca
V. Die Unsauberflöte
VI. Sturm und Klang
VII. Cosí Fantastisch
Finale e Thema