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Set on the eve of World War I, this melodrama (from beyond the grave) is my musical account of the love story between Alma Schindler-Mahler and the visual artist and early Expressionist Oskar Kokoschka as told in the recent biography of Alma written by Françoise Giroud.

The composition deals with memory, misunderstanding between the two, and makes reference to the fruit of their love, the great painting entitled Windsbraut (the Bride of the Wind).

Alma and Oscar was commissioned by Radio-Canada for the National Competition for Young Performers-1995.