Lachen Verlernt (Solo Violin). By Esa-Pekka Salonen. For Violin. Music Sales America. 20th Century. 14 pages. Chester Music #CH65747. Published by Chester Music (HL.14028685).
ISBN 0711998930. 20th Century. 8.25x11.75 inches.
Work for solo violin commissioned by the La Jolla Chamber Music Society's SummerFest La Jolla. Lachen Verlernt starts with a lyrical, expressive melody that gradually becomes faster and more frenzied until it develops an almost frantic character, as if the imaginary narrator had reached a state of utter despair.