Augusta Read Thomas: Cantos for Slava (for viola and piano)

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For viola and piano. Slava fostered and fought for that outward-looking spirit that embraces openness, understanding and, above all, liberty. He believed that it was freedom of expression and a passionate devotion to the arts and to the universality of the idea of political liberty that allows the arts to flourish. Slava would not have wanted me to write solely a slow dirge or funeral song in his memory, as he was too full of life, creativity, new ideas, new sounds, energy, and passion. Cantos for Slava is dedicated with admiration and gratitude to Frances Richard, Matt Haimovitz and Geoffrey Burleson. — August Read Thomas

Additional Info

Composer Augusta Read Thomas
Publisher G Schirmer Inc
Arrangement Piano/Viola (PF/VLA)
Format Score and Parts
Genre 20th Century

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