Musical Remarks to the kind, old lady from Baltimore for Violin and Piano

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Musical Remarks to the kind, old lady from Baltimore for Violin and Piano

30.00

 (2009)

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The original idea for this piece was to create a character study for Maximillian Bratt, a very talented violinist and pianist with a familiar last name whom I have had no previous contact with. This proved challenging enough until I had heard that Max was able to speak multiple languages fluently. Immediately, I thought of the provacative article by Luciano Berio titled "Remarks to the Kind Old Lady from Baltimore", where Berio makes the observation that if music is a universal language, than it describes things that cannot possibly be put into words. This seemed like a great starting place as we are both fluent in music and it is the thing that ties us together. Instead of a character study, the piece became more about me sending my musical thoughts overseas rooting it in the most American language possible, the American Blues. This piece is my musical remarks, my warm regards to a friend I've never met on his birthday. 

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