Duet for Viola and Cello by Alyssa Reit.
"Il Priggione" is a series of sculptures by Michaelangelo, carved in the earlier part of the sixteenth century. Each is a man, half encased in stone and half free. Many believe that the statues were intentionally left "unfinished," to represent a metaphor for man's condition--partly able to move and partly enslaved. The sense of struggle is deeply evident in these great works of art, with a strong, aching resonance to man's uncomfortable position between the world of spirit and the world of matter. The Priggione Series of pieces is a musical exploration of the dynamic between those two eternal aspects of human experience.