Publication's Style: Soft Cover
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced
General Description: Contemporary Guitar Solo
Some of the material used in this work comes from my First Guitar concerto which was composed and premiered in the Athens concert hall in Athens /Greece in 1995. The idea to be able to reduce a whole orchestra’s material to a single instrument always intrigued me and inspired me. The title Escape is suggesting escape from Death. Contemplation about Death, Reconciliation in a vivid dance and virtuosic form and Absence of life are the three programmatic attaca parts of the work. It reflects the idiosyncrasies of Life and Death which coexist in the same environment. Death needs Life to exist but not vice versa!
"Escape" was premiered by Michael Nicolella in Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, USA in 2001. Duration approx. 7 minutes