Piano 4-Hands, String Quartet, Double Bass – 6 minutes
I wrote Beginnings for the final concert of Ensemble ACJW’s 2011-12 season. Endings are often beginnings and this thought immediately made me think of beginnings in my own life. With that in mind I dedicated this piece to my then fiance and now wife, Laura.
Beginnings was commissioned by The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.
The recording is from a studio session featuring Timo Andres and David Kaplan on Piano, Rachel Lee and Tema Watstein on Violin, Edwin Kaplan, Viola, Yves Dharamraj, Cello, and Brian Ellingsen on Bass.
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premiered 6.10.12 at Le Poisson Rouge by Ensemble ACJW.