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vla;pno

13:00

ONLINE PERUSAL SCORE

This piece grew out of four note melodic and harmonic structures, creating sharply contrasting materials. Throughout the first movement, the violist and pianist rarely imitate one another. Rather, they react to one another's musical gestures. It isn't until the second half of the second movement, after a restatement of themes from the first movement, that the violist and pianist reconcile, engaging each other in an imitative dialogue.

Premiered

Evan N. Wilson, viola

Walter Ponce, piano

Jan Popper Theatre, UCLA

Los Angeles

May 18, 2000