for solo violin
Commissioned by James McFadden-Talbot
Partita(TROPE) can be many things:
it is a commission for a friend, it is part of a larger work, it is an homage to Paul Klee…
Important for your understanding though, it is a piece about repetition. Not repetition in the sense of pattern, but repetition akin to that of a training athlete or a construction worker, tirelessly working towards something. Something larger, something vague.
It is a piece that reflects on the need to always move forward, the desire to constantly seek a new course upwards, knowing that it is only our own self that pushes us. PARTITA(trope) is the outline of an intention.
The remaining “self” that we so fastidiously put into everything that we do.
PARTITA(trope) is inspired by Paul Klee’s painting, “Grenzen des Verstandes” (1927), and was comissioned by James McFadden-Talbot for his solo master recital at the Hamburg Laeiszhalle.