Without Warning for solo piano was written in 1993 on commission from Ron Levy. The ten-minute work begins with a contemplative introduction which reappears in different guises throughout. It is followed by a long dream-like section eventually interrupted by a violent outburst. The energy dissipates and the introduction is brought back in a shorter form leading to a development of the ideas heard so far. The introduction material returns once more, this time extended, and the work ends with an introspective question.
Weill Hall, NYC, NY, Ron Levy, 1993
Redrunner Music (David Sampson)
Notes From Faraway Places, Steven Beck, Summit Records DCD 681
David Sampson (1993)
Total Running Time: 10:45