violin & viola | 13 mins.
Score available from Schnitzel Music
Commissioned by Concordia Conservatory
Commissioned by Concordia Conservatory for violin-viola duo Elizbaeth Lim-Dutton & Larry Dutton for the Hoch Chamber Music Series
The four movements of THE HEART GROWS FONDER represent four love letters to a few of the composer's favorite places -- a set of touristic postcards, sent the wrong way, from home to away, of memories which grow fonder with age. Like the pared-down instrumentation itself, memories can become distilled with time. So how does an experience live up to its memory?