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Autostrada waltz (duos: mandolin, guitar)

by Stephen Lalor (1988, this version: 2012)

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Performance by Victoria Jacono-Gilmovich, John Martin from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 44.

This sample is of the Violin with piano version of this work

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 44.


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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 44.

Version: This product features the Violin with piano version of this work

Library shelf no. CD 2533 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Autostrada Waltz is an arrangement by the composer of his Waltz for piano. The quirky combination of tonalities and shifts of rhythmic patterns are features of Stephen Lalor's work. Autostrada Waltz has been recorded by several performers, notably Victoria Jacono-Gilmovitch (violin) & John Martin (piano).

Work Details

Year: 1988, this version: 2012

Instrumentation: Mandolin, guitar.

Duration: 3 min.

Difficulty: Medium

The composer notes the following influences on this work: The waltzes of Prokofiev & Shostakovitch. Stephen Lalor's primary composition study was at the Tchaikovsky Conservatorium, Kiev, so his writing is imbued more with the Russian tradition than any other.


Ballade and Autostrada waltz

Performances of this work

5 May 2013: at Italian Masterpieces (Leichhardt Town Hall). Featuring Victoria Jacono-Gilmovich, Giuseppe Zangari.

7 Oct 2012: at Rags, Romance and Blues (Sydney Grammar School). Featuring Victoria Jacono-Gilmovich, John Martin.

7 Oct 12: Sydney Grammar School, Sydney. Featuring Jacono-Martin Duo.

2009: Edinburgh Festival. Featuring Alison Stephens.

Jul 91: 'Late Night Live' on ABC Radio.. Featuring Stephen Lalor, Louise Johnson.

1990: ABC radio "Late Night Live". Featuring Louise Johnson, Stephen Lalor.

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The Scotsman on Lalor's Ballade and Autostrada Waltz

Posted by Anni Heino on 9 September, 2009

'Then there was Stephen Lalor’s Ballade, entering on sonorous harp strings and developing into a lush melody – road music, you might say (we were told to imagine the mandolin as a small Fiat), which swerved suddenly into his engagingly eccentric Autostrada Waltz.' (Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman 18 August 2009)