From the Book of Maintenance and Sustenance (viola and piano)

Duration: 8′

Premiered: March 2014, Roulette, NYC, Max Mandel and Eric Huebner

  • Yotam Haber’s alluring “From the Book of Maintenance and Sustenance” also proved engaging. Mr. Haber used the soulful lower register of the viola to expressive effect, and its higher register to create intriguing timbres. Fluttering trills unfolded over lone piano notes; bell-like descending piano chords were echoed by gently ascending viola motifs. The piece faded to an enigmatic whisper at the end.

Vivien Schwietzer, New York Times 5/30/2014

Perusal score available on request. Also available in version for cello and piano.

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