1. Soliloquy

From the recording Soliloquy

Soliloquy for piano solo
The Soliloquy begins with a tranquil melody in the flute accompanied by the harp and cello, setting up the romantic principal theme stated by the piano solo. This rhapsodic passage with Spanish overtones leads to a post-impressionist fantasy with a feeling of uncomplicated, childlike simplicity. The dream unfolds, leading us back eventually to a restatement of the main theme, presented in its final form, ending with a calm quietude. Originally written with orchestral accompaniment as the second movement of the Piano Concerto #1 in Bb minor, this arrangement for solo piano was made at the request of Joanna Ezrin, pianist and pedagogue, and has been recognized at the MTAC annual convention.