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Variations on "La Folia"

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Composer: Weiss, Matthew Ch.

Arrangement: Duet

Instruments: Volin

Number of Pages: 12

Score Dimensions: 9,25 x 12,2" / 23,5 x 31 cm

ISMN: 979-0-801164-38-4

These Variations on "La Folia" for violin duet are composed mostly in the Italian style of Paganini, incorporating a healthy use of double stops, virtuosic writing for the violin and so on. Aesthetically, some variations could easily be called Baroque, some Classical and one is definitely 20th century a la Ravel or Respighi. "La Folia" means "The Madness" and it's related to English words such as "Fool", "Folly" and other. Each variation aims to depict this in some way or another, however the last variations build to an exciting grand finale that includes elements of some of the previous variations of which the composer is most fond.

The score includes the soloists parts as inserts.