Foxtrot : for violin and piano
by Ann Carr-Boyd (1993)
Also known as: Fantastic dance IV ; Foxtrot
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The foxtrot is a dance which reached its height of popularity in the 1930s. The composer says, "In writing this piece, I first of all learned the steps of the foxtrot and listened to music created for it. The sounds remain wonderfully evocative and I have tried to re-create the mood, with its classical references combined with cheeky rhythms and colourful harmonies."inspired by the moods of a tabby cat, the music moves from sleepy to extremely lively.
Instrumentation: Violin, piano.
Duration: 8 min.
Dedication note: for Colin Fox
Inspired by Shostakovich's "Three Fantastic dances" for piano.
Orinally titled: Fantastic Dance IV
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