Il Sole e L'Altre Stelle

Program Notes

The title for the work was taken from the last line of Dante’s Paradiso:

L’amor che move il sole e l’altre stelle

(by the love that moves the sun and the other stars)

This work is in memory of the Canadian pianist Eugenie Ngai (1968-2003).

Much of the melodic and harmonic material is bsed on Eugenie’s name. The rhythms and meter are based on her name and the Dante quote.


Audio / Visual


August 26, 2012 HEAR NOW FESTIVAL (Venice, California) - Lyris Quartet
2009 What's Next Ensemble (Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica, California)
March 2006 premiere Internet 2 performance with members of the New World Symphony


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