Astrid Duo for Violin and Cello (Sydeman, William Jay)

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Publisher Info. William Jay Sydeman
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Misc. Notes Recorded 2011, San Francisco, CA
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General Information

Work Title Astrid Duo for Violin and Cello
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Composer Sydeman, William Jay
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWS 2
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Andante, molto rubato
4. Adagio - 1. Allegro (da capo)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1985 ca.
Average DurationAvg. Duration 6 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation violin, cello

Misc. Comments

The short Astrid duos were written in 1985 after having spent two years in Fair Oaks (Calif.) teaching at the Rudolf Steiner College. Astrid Tiersch is a eurythmist (a sort of “spiritual” dance initiated by Steiner) and they were performed as such.

The style is pantonal and engaging, with the exception of the third movement which has a definite Brahmsian lyrical cast. Of compositional interest is that movement 4 is like a brief development of movement 2, while the stylistic discrepancies between movement 1 and 3 are vast... the “Brahms-like” third movement being diametrically opposed to the acerbic first movement.

– W. Jay Sydeman