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Trying to Remember What I Chose to Forget : for Violin & Piano

by Frank Millward (2019)

Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 2019

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.


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