It is difficult for me to find something insightful to say about a piece that is so close to my heart. I think Rilke’s text says it best.
This is a recording of the original version of Two Tones, for soprano, violin and piano. The tenor/cello version has not been recorded yet.
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Hyewon Kim, violin; David Fung, piano
recorded at CSMT, Yale School of Music – 12.4.2009
Everything that touches us, me and you,
Takes us together like a violin’s bow
Which draws one voice out of two separate strings
Upon what instrument are we two spanned?
And what musician holds us in his hand?
This piece was premiered in April 2011 at Yale University, in New Haven CT.