Last Dance, commissioned through the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council,
was composed in early 1999 for Canadian Pianist Kristina Szutor's wonderful CD, "Bookends in Time."
The outer sections are based on a slow tango or habanera rhythm in response to Kristina's request that
I draw on my Latin American roots in writing this piece. For me, these sections evoke a nostalgic,
bittersweet feeling, as if in remembrance of someone beautiful that has been lost.
The middle section is intense, fiery and energetic, and shows off the virtuosity of the performer.
I am indebted to Kristina for commissioning this piece, and for recording it so beautifully.
Please contact me for details, if interested.)