Coeur à Coeur
for violin and piano

Composition Date: 2011
Revision Date: 2016
Duration: 00:12:00
Genre: Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Violin


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Violin
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Programme Note:
As the title describes, this piece is conceived as an imaginary conversation between two voices: exchanging inner thoughts, confessing their feelings to each other. There is an emotional aspect of the music that suggests deep affection and mutual understanding between two individuals, which is equivalent to the kind of support and receptiveness between players in a duet situation. The music travels from expressive lyricism to high animation, and concludes in transcending high notes uttered by both instruments signifying everlasting tenderness or consolation.
My work is created especially for Duo Concertante, violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timonthy Steeves, two outstanding performers and supporters of Canadian music. Together they are an incredible couple who demonstrate remarkable strength and beauty in their lives and music making.

Premiere Information:
01/08/11, Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Ottawa Duo Concertante: Nancy Dahn Violin; Timonthy Steeves, piano


  • Call Number:
  • MI 3211 H678coe
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Violin
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • May 2, 2011
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (ii, 28 p.) ;
    30 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 8
    1 part (9 p.) ;
    9 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
  • Additional Information:

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