• Year of composition: 2009
  • Work category: Other solo instruments solo
  • First performed: 20 September, 2009 at the Chicago Cultural Center [Chicago, Ill., USA]. Phyllis Chen
  • Duration: 6 min


toy piano

Examples of printed editions

BabelScores, Paris 2016

Description of work

One-movement work

Work comment

Toy Toccata is a short but intense piece for toy piano. Technically, the basic concept of the piece is the rapid alternation between white and black keys. On another level, the piece can be seen as a toy piano's (attempted) rebellion against its own inherent cuteness and innocence.