Toccata (2004) (4:00) for Violin and Piano. Copyright © Mihai Popean, 2004. All Rights Reserved.

Popean, Mihai. Toccata Op. 11 Revelations No.1 (2004) (4:00)

Program notes

Opus 11 Revelations is a triptych containing three works for violin and piano dedicated to violinist Ioana Galu, composed between 2004–2006 and. The triptych captures the history of three different years of music composition style based on composer’s life experiences. The mixture of atonal, Romanian traditional and jazz ideas open up a novel world of musical expression and color which forms the basis of the three works, each one with different emphasis on a combination of two musical colors. The violin and the piano share equal importance in the development of the pieces and were intended to be in a dialog rather than a solo with accompaniment relationship. Toccata is the first out of three works in this collection which brings on the foreground the atonal and the jazz aspects of the mix.


World premiere to be scheduled.