Classical Music | Violin Music

George Frideric Handel

Passacaglia for Violin and Viola  Play

Yoonshin Song Violin
Ji-Hyun Son Viola

Recorded on 06/27/2012, uploaded on 11/29/2012

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Passacaglia for Violin and Viola, arr. Halvorsen

Johan Halvorsen, a 19th century Norwegian violinist and composer, was fascinated by Handel's eight suites for harpsichord. The Passacaglia, a popular Baroque dance form containing continuous repetitions of a theme, is taken from the final movement of the seventh suite. His arrangement became one of his best known works and chamber music lovers are captivated by its virtuosity.  This work is also arranged for violin and cello.      Yoonshin Song