1. Bulls & Bears (11:56) Large, small & mid-caps all have their moment. Fast-moving electronic high-techs drive the opening session. But, like most rallies, this one hits a speed bump of concern. Small cap solos & duets take on an occasional international flair, until the reliable blue chip orchestrals regain momentum. Again, the techs march in classic step toward a broad-based record close.
(5:50) Romantic composers such as Liszt and Chopin have always struck a balance between a
fast-moving background and a softly flowing melody. This creates the illusion of moving
quickly and slowly at the same time. When moved by affections, one's heart beats fast,
though actions are slow and smooth.
5. Carny (5:25) Life in the center ring is always in 4:4 time. Outside the ring, it may be in 3:4, or even 11:8, slightly out-of-step. Never too happy; never too sad... always proud and ready for a spotlight.
6. Autumn Night Breeze (4:24) Like a persistent ocean breeze, ebbing and flowing, rising and falling. Echoing voices howl through the trees. Each cresting wave marks a new waterline in the sand. No one knows how strong the next wind, or how big the next wave will be.
Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Electronic Orchestra:
9. Determinato (8:41) 1st Movement. Tell the string section to go home. Here the piano goes it alone with an array of electronic instruments. At times, it's hard to tell if it's a feud or a fugue. Both sides of the aisle are extremely playful.
Total Running Time 66:10