Lovesongs Waltzes

Butler, Martin (2005) Lovesongs Waltzes. [Composition]

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Abstract

The title is a clumsily literal translation of Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzer and the work is, in part, a response to Brahms' wonderfully subtle invocation of the waltz. Like other pieces which are 'about' dance rather than to be danced to, this is abstract music in which the characteristics of the waltz are immanent, not explicit. The piece, like its ancestors, is in a way nostalgic about a lost dance form as well as reflective of the music of a century ago.

Item Type: Composition
Additional Information: Lovesongs Waltzes was completed in April, 1997 and was commissioned by the Machynlleth Festival with funds provided by the Arts Council of Wales. It was premiered at the 1997 festival by Emma Johnson and Martin Roscoe. score ISBN 978-0-19-355703-1
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
Depositing User: Martin Butler
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:31
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2012 10:41
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21049
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