la fin-tout seul
for mandolin and optional piano (1985)
American Composers Alliance,7 min.
impressionistic new work" (Boston Globe)
tone poem" (New York Times)
Described as a miniature tone poem, A
la fin-tout seul ("in the end---all
alone") was written in 1985 for premiere by Neil Gladd on the
Women's Music Festival at Boston University. Versatile in being
either for solo mandolin or for mandolin with piano, the music
is at times rhapsodic, occasionally virtuosic, and at other
times quietly pensive.
The piece has been performed at the Svenska
Mandolinfestivalen in Sweden, Concerts on Capitol Hill, University
of Virginia, Weil Recital Hall (at Carnegie Hall) in New York,
and in Paris. Mr. Gladd has recorded the piece for release
on compact disc.
Read: Neil Gladd's article, Mandolin Music by Women