Broken Lute, op. 78
six pieces for solo violin
´Broken Lute, six pieces for violin alone´, is written on a Chinese Ming story, ´The Minister, The Lute and the Woodcutter´ from which Goehr has extracted key sentences and placed them at particular points in the score. Animating the poetic text, the virtuosic violin line captures elements of the story´s characters taking performer and audiences on a fantastic journey experiencing storms at sea, mountain scenery, friendship and loss.