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Living Past

for solo violin

Year:  1986   ·  Duration:  10m 30s
Instrumentation:  some scordatura tuning required

Year:  1986
Duration:  10m 30s
Instrumentation  some scordatura tuning requ...

Composer:   Jonathan Besser

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Jonathan Besser: Living Pas...

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The three movements trace my impression of Jewish History from the ancient past to the present.

– Jonathan Besser

Commissioned note

Commissioned originally for Sydney Manowitz, with assistance from the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council (now Creative New Zealand)

Dedication note

for Sydney Mann, another Jewish Immigrant

Contents note

Ancient song; Reflection; Folk Dance

Performance history

Performed by Sydney Mannowitz (violin) on a tour around the South Island in 1986

Performed by Douglas Beilman (violin) at Nelson Chamber Music festival

Performed by Miranda Adams in 2009 chamber music New Zealand concert

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