Duration (in minutes): 10'39;
Publisher: Castellano Music
Description: Sketches is a collection of three piano pieces, each suggesting a general image or picture to the listener. The work was written for Max Lifchitz, pianist, composer, conductor and founder of North/South Consonance, an organization devoted to performance and recording of contemporary music from the Americas. Max gave the world premiere performance of Sketches in April 2010 at Christ and St. Stephen's Church in New York City. The first piece in the collection, â€œEscapadeâ€, is a playful piece that takes the listener on a lighthearted adventure. The next piece, â€œDaydreamâ€, is more relaxed and carries this title because of the manner in which ideas came to me. The last piece, â€œTarantellaâ€, is my way of paying homage to my Italian roots. The tarantella, is a lively, whirling southern Italian dance for couples usually in 6/8 time.