Shall We Dance (1994) [piano solo]
related to Gershwin‘s song and without
question mark, please.
Shall We Dance
is “a sensuous, but serious work”, according to the composer. Perhaps Helps‘ Magnum Opus
for solo piano, this sumptuous, nostalgic piece is open to a broad number of emotional interpretations that make equal sense due to its strength of form, as in Chopin
Dedicatee Russell Sherman remarked it contains qualities of Wagner’s "Tristan" and Hoagy Carmichael in equal measure. Its exquisite pianism makes it all "hurt so good".