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Attack for solo viola
Attack is a little piece that was composed in 1990 for my wife, the violist
Nicole St Ilan, as a remedy for that most pervasive and tragic of conditions:
viola melancholia. Perhaps because of its register or its other innate
qualities the viola's repertoire seems largely made up of gloomy elegies
and wimpy sad plaints. Attack was therefore written as a chance for a
violist to behave like a real barbarian (a hidden wild streak not uncommonly
being a character trait of violists) and to leave tender emotion elsewhere
in the program. If I say that the piece was originally a snippet for e
flat clarinet called After Figaro and that Attack had a provisional subtitle
of After After Figaro you may see a few connections which may hint at
this being a rude gesture in the direction of at least one long dead -
but, alas, never to be forgotten - composer.
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