These six short piano pieces are inspired by and evocative of the night. The music evokes melody and lyricism from the a nocturnal spell of mystery. Each piece focuses on a special pianistic technique: No. 1, contrasts of texture, No. 2, gilissandi, No. 3, melodic threads and moving harmonies, No. 4, cascading sonorities and harmonics created by muting strings inside the piano, No. 5, static harmonies and melismatic tapestries, and No. 6, dramatic contrasts between quiet harmonies and declamatory themes.