Sonatas | 2016
These three short pieces were commissioned by pianist David Fung to be performed interstitially with Scarlatti’s Keyboard Sonatas. They were premiered in 2016 at Lincoln Center and received performances at the Kennedy Center in the spring of 2017.
II. Self-Portrait (with Domenico in the Background)
III. Up and Down
Interleaving those works with Scarlatti-inspired sonatas by contemporary composer Samuel Adams, which offered witty deconstructions of the Baroque sonatas surrounding them — was a canny bit of programming, and Fung played the newer works with clear affection.