Six Bagatelles for violin and piano, was composed in memory of Anton Webern. The brevity of the movements reflects the model found in Webern, however the tonal language, harmonic structures and often simple imitative counterpoint presents a departure from that composer’s style. The individual movements contrast each other in feeling and energy and present a wide range of expression. Six Bagatelles was composed in 1985 and revised in 1987. The work is approximately seven minutes long.
The work was premiered by Andrew Morican, violin and Hugh Cawker, piano in 1985.