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Tango for Gabriela


By Robert Livingston Aldridge

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Solo violin and strings
1999. Composed by Robert Livingston Aldridge. Violin(s) & Other Instrument. Modern. Full Score. Duration 00:03:00. Edition Peters #EP68077-P. Published by Edition Peters (PE.EP68077-P).

Item Number: PE.EP68077-P

Tango for Gabriela -

* Designed for use as a concert encore, the piece is short and displays taxes the violinist's virtuosity by covering the full range of the instrument.
* Tango for Gabriela has its foundations in several time-honored traditions: artistry inspired by the beauty of a woman, musical themes drawn from the letters in a name, and the tango as a representation of passion. Aldridge wrote this work at the behest of his friend, violinist Boris Kucharsky, who was enamored of a young woman he had just met: Gabriela Skrabakova, a model and actress from Slovakia. Says Aldridge of his work: I made these pitches (G, A, Bb, E, A for Gabriela; Eb/Es, E, A, Bb, A for her last name) into a melodic phrase which is essentially repeated through the entire piece, as though one were saying over and over: 'Gabriela, Gabriela ... Gabriela Skrabakova.''
* Full Score
* Performance material is available on a rental basis.
* For more on Robert Aldridge, please click on his name, above ...


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