Rain, Op. 41

Vc, pf

playing time : 15'

Rain for cello and piano is in three parts, played without a break. The first, Sea fret, conjures up a seascape of mist turning almost to gentle rain, with, towards the end, an evocation of seagulls. Drizzle makes us of revolving series - three in the piano and one in the cello - moving at different rates and allowed to play themselves out to create an effect of random raindrops falling. Downpour is self-explanatory. The storm gradually blows itself out leading to a return of the opening seascape.