Irremediable Breakdown, for horn and piano
by Nathan Pawelek
Irremediable Breakdown is a musical commentary about marriage annulment, composed with a narrative in mind about a lonely protagonist, waking to face a mundane existence and lamenting solitude. An unexpected romance rapidly unfolds followed by a predictable breakdown, where partners seek no common ground and choose disparity.
Performance time: approx. 11:00
Appropriate for recitals and contests.
Commissioned and recorded by Denise Tryon on her album, So-Low.