*1961 VARIATIES for piano solo

VARIATIES (Variations) for piano solo (1961) is my first and only composition written in a twelve-tone style. Anton Webern’s variations for piano opus 27 had just come to my attention and I also had a first glance at a few works by Arnold Schoenberg. I simply wanted to try it out and see if I could turn it into something musical. Variation 1 is the ‘theme’ – all other variations take it in various directions, stylistically. One variation is a direct homage to Webern’s opus 27.