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Name of Work

Tsontakis, George (1951-)
Gemini for horn, violin, cello, piano



May 01, 2005

Gail Williams, Horn
Jasmine Lin, Violin
Brant Taylor, Cello
Kuang-Hao Huang, Piano

TSONTAKIS-Gemini (1996, 1998)


Composed in 1996 & 1998

Gemini is one of a few works of mine created in two parts; these parts are often equal in length as well as in importance to the whole, hence the name "Gemini." However, this title is a bit tongue-in-cheek as the "twin" parts are anything but identical—more like mirror images seen with some distortion. The antecedent is warmer, yet formally closed and worldly, especially in the fast and taut episode. The subsequent part embodies oneness and is cooler and open. As in several of my works, the very end does not intend to bring closure, but rather represents a comma where questions just begin to form.

Program Notes by George Tsontakis

Performed May 1, 2005

Performance Audio