Lane Richard Song and Dance VA19 Digital
Richard Lane
Song and Dance DD274
for viola and piano
intermediate / advanced Duration: 11' Richard Lane Series

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Richard Lane

Richard Lane (1933-2004)

On September 3, 2004, a police patrol intercepted a convertible Ford Mustang that was zigzagging out of control. Richard Lane had just left Cape Cod, where he spent his summers composing, and suffered a stroke while driving back to his home in Paterson, New Jersey. He was urgently taken to Newark University Hospital, but nine days later, he passed away, leaving behind a rich legacy of over 500...
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About Song and Dance

Song and Dance is a lovely textured piece with a beautiful dialogue between the viola and piano. The piece begins with a lyrical sense of determination, inviting the listener to a journey of introspection and self-discovery. Almost like a drawing of medieval scenery, the viola and piano observe the inner and outer, within and without, embracing all that surrounds. A viola cadenza is unveiled and a melancholy piano interlude unfolds which is followed by a darker atmosphere. There is an air of reflection, with all its ebbs and flows, efforts and struggles, and the piece concludes with a happy dance of acceptance and resolution, like life itself.

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