Almost a Song »
a Song » for viola and guitar was commissioned by the Paris Conservatoire
for the celebration of its Bicentenary.
The structure follows the song form A-B-A. In the third section,
instead of mere recurrence, all is symmetric and opposite to the first
statement : what goes up now goes down ; what was played by the guitar
is now played by the viola.
It is therefore a sort of instrumental song.Extract from an article dated
5/11/97 in « Grammophone » Reviews Galley
« I particularly liked Édith Lejets interplay of sonorities
and exchange of roles in the recapitulation. The compasses of the guitar
(a baritone instrument) and viola permit the two instruments
to work either in complementary fashion, or to occupy the same pitch place,
while separate in the latter case by their very different characteristics
of tone and attack. »
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