Trying to Remember What I Chose to Forget : for Violin & Piano
by Frank Millward (2019)
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This piece explores a variety of techniques involving the dynamics of duet performance where the lead is exchanged between players throughout. The three movement work is about memory, an interactive discourse involving reminding.
Instrumentation: Violin, piano.
Duration: 16 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Violin part has challenging double stopping - piano part involves playing of clusters at various points
Contents note: 1. Partial Reflection -- 2. Memoir Omissions -- 3. Tangled Tango.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Tor Fromyhr
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
The styles employed combine contemporary experimental with contemporary popular forms. There is a strong working of rhythmic structures throughout combined with a more plaintive or quasi sentimental notion. These extremes are underpinned with a driving sense of passionate purpose referencing styles of violin playing such as used in Tango and American country music.
- In the form/style of: Sonatas
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