||Divertimento for Oboe and Viola
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|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Early 20th century
Premiered by Nevena Majdevac and Katia Moling of Trio Lignan at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Belgrad in 2017.
This Divertimento features music I wrote during my first months teaching in China (2014).
“Insomnia” was written during sleepless jetlag nights in Hangzhou.
“Polvo y guitarra” means “dust and guitar” in Spanish: a piece initially conceived for guitar, the only instrument I had in my studio.
“Xia Ping” was the Chinese nickname to a non-Chinese woman. I forgot its literal meaning in Mandarin, but it sounded poetic. Gossip: the notes of the main subject, in German nomenclature, are taken from her real name.
“Finale” is a two-voice invention with two contrasting themes, and later became “Kilkenny Cats” in “Six Merry Pieces for Harpsichord”. I think the new label suits it fine.