Miss Ellen Terry As Lady Macbeth (2017)

The third work in my piano suite, Sargent’s Women.


piano solo / 6 min.

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Program Note

 

The pianist Yoonie Han has become a cherished interpreter and champion of my music, performing the first two pieces I composed for her frequently.  This third completes a set inspired by three masterworks by John Singer Sargent, of women in iconic poses.  El Jaleo evokes a flamenco dancer at the climax of her performance; Fumee d’Ambre-Gris depicts a woman lost in thought as she inhales incense; Miss Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth terrifyingly presents that Shakespearean character, in resplendent robes and with a mad look in her eye.

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Upcoming Performances

  1. Sargent’s Women at Boston University

    October 12 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  2. Nonghyun, for Gayageum and String Quartet

    October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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