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Cavatina (2008)

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Duo
2008
7 min.

Piano

Viola

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“Cavatina” (2008) for viola and piano is dedicated to Sarah Darling and Jeffrey Grossman. The score is also inscribed in memory of American composer Donald Erb (1927–2008). Cavatina (noun, Italian): a simple song or melody, properly one without a second part or a repeat; an air. This atmospheric work is marked “Very slow, very sad, dream-like.” The landscape is resonant and colorful, as if fragments of a distant song try to assert themselves and then vanish as wisps.

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