Youth celebrates Michèle’s incredibly young and beautiful spirit that never fails to fascinate me. Its joyful, playful, and at times mysterious character has invited the music to be somewhat rhapsodic in its melodic writing. Yet, the strict non-retrogradable rhythmic pattern, ever-present in the piano accompanimental part portrays the irrelevance of time when one possesses a good spirit and whose life has been fulfilled as such.
David Chernyavsky, violin
Amos Yang, cello
Chelsea Tin Yi Wong, piano
live recorded from the premiere performance