When Soft Voices Die
FOR SOLO PIANO
Commissioned: Ursula Oppens
Dedicated to Ursula Oppens
Premiere: February 25, 1978; Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Ursula Oppens, piano
Three Pieces for Piano was commissioned by Ursula Oppens, and premiered by her on February 25, 1978 at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art.
The New York Times - John Rockwell
"...Tobias Picker's When Soft Voices Die (1977), played by the pianist Ursula Oppens, was often concerned with extremes of dynamics. Of the two...the Picker indulged in surprising intimations of lyricism and wit."