#1. Lullaby is written as a ballad consisting of two alternating, contrasting musical images: a light and somewhat melancholy melody in which the strains of an actual lullaby can be recognized. A reworked Gregorian chant is the basis of #2. Soliloquy. The theme, based on the variation mode of development, undergoes a constant transformation: from a passionate monologue to a sharpening scherzo, from an original Perpetuum mobile to a polyphonic climax, where the theme is heard directly from the piano and in a retrograde inversion from the cello.
DUO, SUITE IN TWO MOVEMENTS for cello and piano