Duo No.1 for Viola 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 Duo No.1 for Viola and Cello
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Composer Sydeman, William Jay
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
1. Rubato
2. Moderato, quasi-dance
3. Adagio espressivo
4. Quasi-pesante
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1982 ca.
Average DurationAvg. Duration 7 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation viola, cello

Misc. Comments

The four movements for viola and cello are more examples of my love for the weaving of lines offered by the duo form. (I have written over fifty duos, but avoid the appellation of “the duo guy.”) Close counterpoint and sharing of thematic materials define these works... more of a musical than technical challenge.

To the details: Movement one is canonic in a somewhat Bergian language. Movement two is a quasi-dance, lyric and expressive. Movement three is dark and even more heartfelt, while movement four is a more motoristic canon with heavy energy.

– W. Jay Sydeman