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Tres Danzas

I. Allegretto misterioso II. Andante quasi adagio III. Vivace
Composer: Niklas Sivelöv
Durata: 11 min
Recorded by Baadsvik on CD: Danzas
Year: 1995
Arrangements available in the following instrumentations:
Tuba and piano
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The Tres Danzas were written in 1995 for Øystein Baadsvik. South American influences are clearly discernible; the rhythms, musical vitality and melodic devices are all developed from the folk music of that continent. The composer has observed: ‘My fascination with rhythm is manifest and plays a role in everything that I do. Rhythm gives music life and energy, and I feel it quite naturally because I have played jazz all my life.’ The first movement, Allegro misterioso, has a ‘cool’, almost jazzy feeling to it: might we see the title as an allusion to another famous Misterioso composed by Thelonious Monk? The use of syncopation lends the piece a perky, alluring character. The second movement, Andante quasi adagio, alternates between dreaminess and drama- tic outbursts. The climax is reached in the middle section, where the tuba climbs up into a high register. The finale, Vivace, invites us to join a fast and furious dance full of verve, power and humour. It is very much like a competi- tion in which the tuba and piano try to dance as fast as possible. Both are winners!

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