Stephen Cabell

COMPOSER

Stephen Cabell (b. 1984) is a New York-based composer of sonically engaging and arrestingly wrought music that attempts to grab the listener from the very first moments and never lets go. His artistic mission is to write music that can be understood and appreciated by both casual and expert listeners.

Fanatic

  • Instrumentation: violin and piano
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Completed: 2011

PROGRAM NOTE

Fanatic is a concert piece for violin and piano and was written for violinist Alicia Choi. The outer sections are in the character of scherzo while the central portion of the piece takes the harmonies of the scherzi, slows them down and reinterprets the material as a dark elegy. Other than the fanatical battle that occurs between the violin and piano, the title refers to the type of energy that must be drawn upon to successfully perform the work. 

-Stephen Cabell

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