||Sonata for Violoncello and Piano (in homage to Claude Debussy)
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
- Poco lento - tempo giusto
- Con piena voce
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1988-3-13 in New York City|
Maxine Neuman, cello and Joan Stein, piano
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Vivian Fine website
“[The piece] was directly inspired by a recorded performance of the Debussy Sonata by Benjamin Britten and Mstislav Rostropovich, which I felt penetrated the music in new and wonderful ways. My musical language is very different from Debussy’s, but I sought to capture some of the textures and momentum of his sonata. The careful listener will find a brief quotation in the first movement.”
- —Vivian Fine, note to the score