for solo piano
Instrumentation: solo piano
Written for the International Beethoven Project's First Beethoven Festival
World Premiere: First Beethoven Festival, Chicago Urban Art Society, Bagatelle Project Concert, Winston Choi, piano, September 18, 2011.
Publisher: Bill Holab Music
Joy Ride is inspired by the Ode to Joy theme from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. It was written with a joyous spirit in mind, but it also has a gloomy middle section inspired by the usual meaning of the phrase ‘joy ride’ that refers to taking a fast, dangerous ride in a stolen vehicle.
Joy Ride was written for the International Beethoven Project's First Beethoven Festival.