Performed: November 2, 2006
CARNEGIE HALL, New York, USA
by New York Grand Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Vincent La Selva
Soprano: Maria Knapik
“NY Grand Opera’s BEETHOVEN’s 9th at Carnegie Hall”
"This beguiling and intense piece [Elegia] composed in 2005 was to be a companion piece for the Gorecki work. It deals with a mothers lament for her dead son gunned down ending with the anguished cry, “Was it the bullet that killed you my dear son, or did your heart explode?” This was a potent, lyrical score with a rich orchestration that deserves a place in the symphonic repertoire..."