Commissioned by Helen Kasztelan, a Melbourne pianist and teacher of Latvian ancestry, who requested a piano duet that she could eventually play with her baby son. Use of Latvian folksong was part her request and the duet is written with a more virtuoso prima part for an adult performer and a simpler seconda part for a child to play.
piano duet – four hands
DATE OF COMPOSITION
17 March 2002 (World Premiere) Gregory Williams & Sharon Gould
Young Performers’ Folkfest, Abingdon Arts Festival, UK.
2003 (Portugese Premiere) Roy Howat & Wendy Hiscocks
4th International Piano Festival, Aveiro, Portugal.