With Love I & II for piano /1984/

I composed these piano pieces on a commission from the Swedish Concert Institute for the piano project “Swedish Pianorama 1985”. At that time I had just finished my choral suite “to love” based on seven poems by e. e. cummings. In the first and last movements of the suite I had been dealing with certain chord progressions that I wanted to continue developing. This I did when working on the piano pieces.

They are dedicated - “with love” - to two pianists who are very dear to me: Stig Ribbing who was my piano professor at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and Carl-Axel Dominique who is and old buddy from back in the 1950s.

Folke Rabe 2006