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Fusa : solo for accordion or bandoneon

by Caroline Wilkins (1989)

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Fusa : for solo bandoneon/piano accordion / Caroline Wilkins.

Library shelf no. 786.57/WIL 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Fusa (Greek) means 'bellows', the source of the accordion. The title indicates my interest in the instrument, and the relation between sound and air that is implicit in its function. The fine nuances that result come into dialogue with the sound colours of the violoncello. Rhythmic and melodic ideas in the work take their origin from the traditional folk repertoire of the accordion. However they are only hinted at, like fleeting moments that appear from earlier memories.

Work Details

Year: 1989

Instrumentation: Accordion or bandoneon.

Duration: 12 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Includes extended techniques.

First performance: by Caroline Wilkins — 1996. Cologne


Performances of this work

7 Nov 09: City Kirche, Moenchengladbach, Germany. Featuring Mark Knoop.

Jan 00: Musikhochschule Dortmund, Germany

1996: Cologne. Featuring Caroline Wilkins.

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