A dive into the past! I was 20 years old when I wrote this romantic piano piece. When my piano teacher listened to it she exclaimed: “Oh wow, it really sounds like the death of a hero!”. So that’s how the title was found
I have slightly modified this “song without words” before the recording (a few details in the piano accompaniment in the middle section and the finale). There is a bit of Beethoven, of Chopin, of Paganini in this ”Death of a Hero” but there is also a lot of myself and I consider this work, in many ways, as my ”Opus One”, the first composition I was proud indeed to have written.
A special thank you to Elisabeth Boström for playing it so beautifully!! It is a pleasure and a great emotion to hear my music played so well!!