a love song

op. 63, 2015

For viola and piano
Duration: 3 min.

Commissioned by Nils Mönkemeyer and William Youn
World premiere: 14 January 2016, Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen. Viola: Nils Mönkemeyer, piano: William Youn

Composer’s notes

A Love Song was composed as an encore piece for a Brahms and Schumann programme that Nils Mönkemeyer and William Youn perform regularly. Since then, the piece was often staged from these two musicians. It is meant as a humorous, melodic and swaying finish of a concert evening.

© Konstantia Gourzi

Press reviews

“(Dem Publikum) schenkten Nils Mönkemeyer und William Youn einen ‘Love Song’, den die griechische Komponistin Konstantia Gourzi diesen jungen, engagierten, technisch und musikalisch in gleicher Weise versierten Künstlern gewidmet hat.”

Erlanger Nachrichten, 14 June 2017

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