Narcissus (2019) – Piano Solo (Recording 2021)

Performed by pianist Isolde Troost.

 

This composition is inspired by the love story of Echo and Narcissus, written by Ovid. Narcissus was a boy who was known for his beauty. However, he rejected all romantic advances from the nymph Echo. Nemesis, the goddess of revenge, decided to punish Narcissus for his brutal behaviour. The goddess lured him to a pool where he leaned upon the water and saw himself. Narcissus did not realize it was merely his own reflection and fell deeply in love with it, as if it were somebody else. He eventually realized that his love could not be answered and turned into a gold and white flower…

 

Recorded on February 3rd, 2021 at Marmalade Music Recordings in Delft. Composed by Jannum Kruidhof in 2019.