Divertimento for Violin, Cello & Harpsichord, Op. 32, No. 2 ("Ghost")
Irving Ilmer, violin
Nella Hunkins, cello
James Bonn, harpsichord
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. May 20, 1973
The third of the divertimenti written during the years of work on the opera Frankenstein is scored for muted strings and harpsichord, giving the work its ghostly quality. Like the others in this set, the divertimento is made up of five movements played without pause and veers between emotional extremes. It is one of the composer's favorite of his shorter pieces.