Rhapsody for Two
for guitar (amplified) and piano
Rhapsody for Two for Guitar (amplified) and Piano (2012) 12′ artPop
Premiere Wulfin Lieske (guitar) Eleonore Klauser (piano) 2012 Köln
There are not a lot of works for this instrumentation - those well-balanced are mostly duets from the early 19th century with historical instruments. Use of an amplified guitar unlocks new compositional possibilities through a dynamic-tonal balance. “Rhapsody for Two” explores all these new spaces to create a virtuoso poly-style work with jazz, pop, Bach and avant-garde leanings. It fits into my series of artPop works like Bottom’s Dream (2008), Acordoba (2010) and Out of Dark (2011).