Dialog for Violin and Piano
My inspiration came from the delight of having an open conversation with good friends. A piano solo begins the conversation, followed by a response by the violin and two of them enter into the conversation. The piano and violin each performs different themes and rhythms with individual personality. First they take turns to express themselves, and then their monologues interact with each other. Although there might be disagreement and argument between them, this do not last long. The changes in speed imply the transitions of their emotions. An open conversation is free of forms. I honestly believe that sitting close together and having an open conversation is extremely precious and delightful, and is a common experience shared by everyone. The whole piece is immersed in a harmonious atmosphere of peaceful conversation. The violin and piano gently wave their goodbyes at the end.
※This piece was finished in 1974, and debuted on January 15th, 1975 at the Hochschule für Katholische Kirchenmusik und Musikpädagogik Regensburg. Performers include violinist Winfried Wenzel and pianist Konrad Pfeiffer.buy