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for two violins

Year:  1991   ·  Duration:  13m

Year:  1991
Duration:  13m

Composer:   David Farquhar

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David Farquhar: Equali - AUDIO

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Kenneth Young introduces 'E...

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The title Equali expresses the idea of sharing between two similar instruments. This happens in a variety of ways in the eight duos, but I was particularly interested in exploring the interweaving and crossing of the two violin lines and the idea of dividing ideas between them. I have always been drawn to the idea of duos, whether for equal or unequal instruments, clarinets or keyboard. But the warmth and expressiveness of stringed instruments has a special appeal, which I hope comes across in this set. They also exist in a version for two cellos.

Contents note

Eight duos

Performance history

08 Jul 1991: Performed by Douglas Beilman and Dean Major (violins). Recorded by Radio New Zealand in Studio One, Broadcasting House, Wellington