In this three-movement programmatic concerto, extracted from an opera based on Marcel Duchamp's painting La Mariée mise à nu par ces célibataires, même, the violin is... More > accompanied by an atmospheric string ensemble and an eccentric, brittle wind and percussion group.
Scoring: Solo violin, 2(picc.)-2-2-2/2-2-2-0/harp-pno-3perc./10-6-6-3
Duration ca. 15 minutes
Composed 1985; rev. 1989< Less
Charles Shere's first piano sonata, drawn from his opera La Mariée mise à nu par ces célibataires, même, refers to the lower half of Marcel Duchamp's painting. In three... More > movements, it alternates between abrupt, mechanistic percussiveness and soft, lyrical passages.< Less
The account of a walk from Lake Geneva to Nice, 400 miles through the French Alps, taken by a man in his seventies, a sidekick in his sixties, and a 15-year-old grandson. Appendix describes gear,... More > accommodations, and a bibliography. With black and white photos.< Less
Walking in Limburg, Belgium, and Luxembourg, staying in small country hotels, eating what we find. Then racing across France looking for cave art, modern opera, old friends — and, always,... More > something good to eat. Travel.< Less