— These three pieces showcase Helps‘ tantalizing emotional ambiguity: In memoriam, Interlude, Epilogue. The title for the set was famously discovered while Helps was “reclining in his bathtub.” Is this the same 1950‘s that created Pyrex and the Cold War? A needed touch of Proust for a loveless, memory-deprived era.
Total duration: 15 minutes
I — In Memoriam, for Melvin Leipzig and Ronald Markham
II — Interlude, for John David and David Douglas
III — Epilogue, for Olga Goitein