2 Duos for Violin and Viola (Sydeman, William Jay)

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Publisher. Info. Arts Aeturnum Productions, 2012
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Work Title Two Duos for Violin and Viola
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Composer Sydeman, William Jay
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWS 15
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 movements:
1. Allegro
2. Lento appassionato
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1991
Average DurationAvg. Duration 4.5 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation violin, viola

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The first movement is what I call “composerly”... that is, the composition titillates musical thought... that is, interesting canons abound, interesting polyrhythmic dances emerge, and that the whole thing is quite intellectually engaging. I also like the way it sounds.

On the other hand, the second movement is basically pretty, slipping in and out of tonalities often creating a melancholic introspective feeling. Considerable rhythmic independence of the parts also add to the fluid quality of the movement.

– W. Jay Sydeman