|Composition Year||1985 ca.|
|Genre Categories||; ; ;|
|Work Title||Duo for Two Violas|
|Composer||Sydeman, William Jay|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IWS 9|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1985 ca.|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||2 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
Written in the mid-eighties (when I became a latter-day violist myself), the duo is lovely in a mildly Bergian way. The contrapuntally-conceived parts are quite equal partners. This is one of the sixty-odd duos I have written, all of which are animated conversations between two instruments. The viola is all too often ignored.
– W. Jay Sydeman
Note: Suitable for students and amateur musicians.