Cochran's earlier works show stylistic influences from Impressionist music and his later works are more noticeably influenced by Classical music and folk music of Eastern Europe. The piano works include Toccata & Fire Dance, ten preludes, four scherzi, six Romanian Dances, Animation Suite composed of Tin Sentinel, Clockwork Doll, Wooden Dolls (Matreshki), Goat's Dance and Flydian Galop, five mazurkas, the impressionistic work Maelstrom, Fantasy, three waltzes titled Valses, two piano sonatas and a cycle of works titled Pegasus' Travels. Related to the piano works are seven pieces published for concert harp. Cochran also wrote orchestral and chamber music including the trio for violin, cor anglais and concert harp or piano Artemis, the sextet for string quartet, oboe and bassoon Zorya Vechernyaya, the four-part orchestral work Symphonic Tale, Two Valses for symphony orchestra, the Romanian Dances for chamber orchestra, Dagda's Harp Fantasy for symphony orchestra and choral works.
Cochran's music has been performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Berlin Konzerthaus, and the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Hall in Russia. The International Cochran Piano Competition is held in Warsaw, Poland.
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