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Many of my chamber pieces, for whatever combination, are in the nature of tone poems or even symphonic poems, whereby the material, though never the structure, is coloured by a poetic idea or atmosphere. 'of Knots and Skeins' is different, and belongs to the classical tradition of purely musical discourse. It opens with a tangle of ideas - one of the 'knots' of the title - which then unravels into more easily perceived cantabile lines - the 'skeins'. The piece then proceeds through a series of alternating knots and skeins of various kinds: at one stage, for instance, the piano's two hands and the violin give three parallel skeins interweaving at great speed, while elsewhere a single skein on the violin unwinds through the pianos 'knotty' chords - and so on.