Heart to heart
(two pianos)

Composition Date: 2011
Duration: 00:10:00
Genre: Keyboard, Piano, Two Keyboards, Four or More Hands


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 2 x Piano
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Programme Note:
The work is inspired by Emily Dickinson’s poem “Have you got a brook in your little heart”, which deals with subjects of questioning love and faith. There is also an emotional aspect of the piece which reflects deep affection and mutual understanding between two individuals, which is most appropriate to describe the kind of support and keen receptiveness between players in a duet situation. The primary structure of the work will consist of a recurring musical dialogue between the two instruments, and this “consoling” theme will connect the four stages of the composition that highlight certain emotions found in the four stanzas of the poem: questioning, hope, self-reflection, yearning for reassurance. The music can be conceived as an imaginary conversation between two souls quietly exchanging their inner thoughts in an intimate, engaging, but at times passionate and tantalizing manner.

Premiere Information:
Walter Hall, University of Toronto
17 Oct 2011
Lydia Wong and Midori Koga, Piano Duo 2 X 10


  • Call Number:
  • MI 2130 H678he
  • Genre:
  • Keyboard, Piano, Two Keyboards, Four or More Hands
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • May 2, 2011
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (38 p.) ;
    38 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:

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