If desired, movement five, the fifth story could be sub-divided into two movements: the first would end at figure 14. The second, the ‘Epilogue’ could begin at figure 14.
Any of movements 2-6 may be omitted and the order of performance changed, however any performance of the suite must begin with movement 1 and end with movement 7.
- Introduction & Song from the Wachau
- Splintered Waltzes
- Bengal fire
- In a flash
- Chorale variations on “For the Lord disciplines the one he loves” & Epilogue
- Polka infernale
"...a wonderfully rich layering of Viennese musical traditions from Beethoven to Berg, each of them distorted yet still legible. The ear listens like the eye might peer through a set of photographic negatives stacked on top of each other. But the composer’s signature wit also permeates this score; his smiling eyes soften its provocation. At the end of the day, this is music not of the barricades but of the theater."