Sunflowers have been made famous in the world of art through Van Gogh’s many depictions. Their bright yellow colour and their religious obeisance to the sun make sunflowers a symbol of happiness and hope. However it is their sheer beauty and nobility that inspired this music.
The dedication of this piece is to a very special person who possesses all the moods in the music. From serenity to idiosyncratic bursts of energy but always defaulting back to gentle kindness. The recurring theme speaks of the determination that is ever present.