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Ballando con la vita : per trombone e violino

by Katia Tiutiunnik (2013)

Ballando con la vita


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Ballando con la vita : per trombone e violino / Katia Tiutiunnik.

Library shelf no. 785.4512/TIU 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Ballando con la Vita (Italian for "Dancing with Life"), for trombone and violin, was commissioned by Ben Baldanza, the Chief Executive Officer of Spirit Airways, USA and a highly accomplished trombonist. It was composed especially for performance by himself and his son, Enzo Baldanza, a gifted violin student. Ballando Con La Vita is intended to be a musical portrayal of the emotional and spiritual states associated with the first years of Enzo's life. As such, it is divided into three movements, each with a symbolic title lending itself to multiple interpretations and encompassing symbolic references to these interpretations.

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Trombone, violin.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Medium — The violin part of this piece is suitable for a student who has mastered Suzuki Book 2.

Contents note: I. La chiamata all' alba -- II. Preghiera all' amore -- III. Marcia delle Fiabe.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Ben, Enzo and Marcia Baldanza.

Commission note: This work was commissioned by Ben Baldanza, CEO of Spirit Airlines, USA. It is dedicated to him and his son, Enzo Baldanza. Ben, an accomplished trombonist commissioned the work so he could perform it with his son, Enzo, a violin student.

First performance: by Ben Baldanza, Enzo Baldanza — 3 Sep 16. The Residence of Ben and Marcia Baldanza, Arlington, Virginia, USA


Ballando con la vita, by Katia Tiutiunnik

Performances of this work

3 Sep 16: The Residence of Ben and Marcia Baldanza, Arlington, Virginia, USA. Featuring Ben Baldanza, Enzo Baldanza.

20 Mar 2013: at Confluences: Borealis Brass of the University of Alaska Fairbanks with UiTM Faculty of Music Students (INTEC Hall (International Education College, Seksyen)). Featuring Borealis Brass.

18 Mar 2013: at Lecture recitals by Borealis Brass (Faculty of Music, Universiti Teknologi Mara).

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