for solo piano
|Premiere performance:||24 October 2000|
Boston, MA, USA
Tali Morgulis, piano
|Additional information:||It is possible to play selections of the cycle, as long as No. 9 and No. 10 are played consecutively.|
The Ten Bagatelles for piano are my first composition ever for solo piano. For a long time, I felt that writing music that I could immediately improvise was artificial and useless. Therefore, when I finally decided to compose short pieces for piano I had one main guiding principle: to compose the music in the manner of a fast sketch, a Japanese painting of a single brush stroke. The aim was to capture in conventional music notation what might be improvised on the piano. Each of the short pieces, which vary in character and mood, was written in a single composing session in order to maintain the element of a fast sketch.