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




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Performers Gloria Justen & Hannah Addario-Berry
Publisher Info. William Jay Sydeman
Misc. Notes Recorded 2011, San Francisco, CA
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Publisher. Info. Arts Aeturnum Productions, 2012
Misc. Notes Edited by Gloria Justen and Hannah Addario-Berry
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Work Title Vivaldi Duo for Violin and Cello
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Composer Sydeman, William Jay
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWS 37
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 movements:
1. Allegro
2. Lento, molto espressivo
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1984 ca.
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation violin, cello

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The New York Times once described me as a “twelve-tone Vivaldi”. I was never sure whether that was a compliment or insult. Seeing as I like Vivaldi, I take it as the former. Of course, I never did write twelve-tone music, but that was a catch-all phrase for anything a bit out of the ordinary, way back in the '60s. My (real) Vivaldi Duos are part of a group of pieces written in the mid-eighties while I was having a flirtation with the viola (which tended to drift away in the manner of most flirtations). Anyway, I participated in a series of string workshops and wrote many pieces appropriate to such gatherings. I think that both movements show Vivaldi (and me) as worthy exemplars of the baroque period.

– W. Jay Sydeman

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