Duo No.1 for Viola and Cello (Sydeman, William Jay)




MP3 file (audio)
Rickshinozaki (2018/12/29)

MP3 file (audio)
Rickshinozaki (2018/12/29)

MP3 file (audio)
Rickshinozaki (2018/12/29)

Publisher Info. William Jay Sydeman
Performers Gloria Justen & Hannah Addario-Berry
Misc. Notes Recorded 2011, San Francisco, CA
Javascript is required for this feature.

Sheet Music


PDF typeset by composer
Rickshinozaki (2018/12/30)

Publisher. Info. Arts Aeturnum Productions, 2012.
Misc. Notes Edited by Gloria Justen and Hannah Addario-Berry
Javascript is required for this feature.

Javascript is required to submit files.

General Information

Work Title Duo No.1 for Viola and Cello
Alternative. Title
Composer Sydeman, William Jay
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWS 41
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

Navigation etc.

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