About this work:
Published: Buckthorn Music Press
Duration: 7 min.
Commissioned: Julia Bushkova (premiere pending)
"Duetto" (Italian=duet) and "Maduro" (Spanish=strong,dark), a fantasy for 2 violins, comes with the composer's poetic line "vanilla wood, magenta starlight - skins that sing to mystery's madness." The music in "Duetto Maduro" combines with
the poetry to imply a very sensual entwinement. This single-movement art piece is bold,
passionate and romantic with a variety of affect contained within a rather conservative
grammar. The duet does not assign character or story, but rather the two violins blend
into a single voice that tells of a fantastical longing and an earthy lust. This tonal duet is
balanced equally between the two acoustic violins who play in ensemble almost
continuously, passing the recurring dreamy motif between them in short episodes when
not blending to create strident strokes of tensely suspended chords. The technique is
standard Western classical commissioned by international violinist Julia Bushkova.
Version: two violins
Year composed: 2003
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Other Combinations, 2-5 players
Instrumentation: ,2 Violin soloist(s)
Instrumentation notes: Two unaccompanied violins in duet.