Recorded on 06/22/2005, uploaded on 02/18/2009
Musician's or Publisher's Notes
Written in 1982 and dedicated to Mtislav Rostropovitch, this work
contains all the qualities of Tangos: daring harmonies, spiky dissonance,
pulsing rhythm and syncopation, as well as glissandi (slides up and down the
fingerboard), strikes to the instrument, and wide mood swings. This is a
wonderful rhapsody, requiring a high degree of virtuosity by the players.
Though played without pause, the work is comprised of three sections; the first
rhythmically strident, alternating moods of violence and tenderness; the
second, a lyrical melancholy song of simple texture, and the third a return to
the rhythmic insistence of the first, with a wonderful bluesy part for piano,
building in tempo and intensity to a grand climax. Wendy Law
Courtesy of International Music Foundation.
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