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Toccata (2001)

for piano solo

Listen to excerpt:

Toccata - excerpt

Instrumentation:  piano.


Duration: 6 minutes


Program Notes:

Having grown up as a pianist and being familiar with the Toccatas of Schumann, Prokofiev, Rorem, and the like, I had always wanted to write a short, virtuosic work for the piano. I completed Toccata in the spring of 2001 while living in Rome at the American Academy on a Rome Prize fellowship for the year. Set in rondo-like form, the central feature of the piece is a rapid repeated-note figure, which appears in different guises throughout the work.


-- Pierre Jalbert

© 2016 Pierre Jalbert, Toccata

Photo:  Julia Jalbert

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