Toccata-Variations on a Theme by Charlie Parker for Solo Piano
Toccata-Variations on a Theme by Charlie Parker was written for the San Diego-based pianist Dr. Vania Pimentel, who wanted a living US-based composer to add a new piece to her recital program, entitled "Four Centuries of Toccatas." The work combines thematic material from the Charlie Parker tune, "Segment", with stylistic elements of J.S. Bach's organ toccatas. Below is the video of the World Premiere performance by Dr. Vania Pimentel on November 3, 2017 in Coronado, California.