Violin or viola or cello or contrabass, piano. Written in 1987, published in 1988.
Cryptogramme was the compulsory work of a national music competition, for which I was asked to compose a work that could be played by any common instrument of the bow string family, with the same piano accompaniment. An interesting challenge, due to the different of ranges depending on the instrument involved. Cryptogramme uses a dodecaphonic language, and develops over fourteen episodes.