|Composition Year||2009 ca.|
|Genre Categories||; ; ;; ; ;|
|Work Title||For Erhu and Violin|
|Alternative. Title||for Erhu and Violin (or for Two Violins)|
|Composer||Sydeman, William Jay|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IWS 17|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||2009 ca.|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||3-4 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
|Instrumentation||erhu, violin (or two violins)|
Duo for erhu and violin, written for an erhuist who was visiting a violinist in Enschede, Holland - so if nothing else, this has an international flavor. It also can be played as a violin duo.
It is somewhat virtuosic, around some lyrical ideas. The erhu is played somewhat like a cello and has an immense virtuosity. I will keep a close watch on Chinese YouTube (is there a Chinese YouTube?) to see if it turns up.
– W. Jay Sydeman