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Variations on La Follia for treble, tenor and 2 bass violas da gamba
World Premiere performance, October 22, 2011 at Picture Ray Studio in Manhattan
Richard Einhorn, composer - http://www.richardeinhorn.com/
Performed by Parthenia - Beverly Au, Lawrence Lipnik, Rosamund Morley and Lisa Terry - http://www.parthenia.org
The ground bass theme known as "La Follia" has captured the imagination of composers since Renaissance times. It is a seductive tune that invites improvised variations ranging in emotion from tender nostalgia to bold confrontation. Vivaldi, Corelli and the viol virtuoso Marin
Marais, all wrote extended sets of variations on the "Follia" for one or two players; Einhorn's set is the first-ever for a quartet of viols. The traditional key of d minor is retained for starters, but Einhorn quickly explores other keys, and even gets away from the strict 3/4 meter.
Dramatic solos for each member of Parthenia add interest and excitement.
Dongsok Shin, audio engineer and videographer
Parthenia is represented by GEMS Live! Artist Management (http://gemslive.org/home.html) and records for MSR Classics (http://www.msrcd.com/).
Parthenia's concert season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Parthenia is a fiscally sponsored organization of the New York Foundation for the Arts, and is a member of
Early Music America.
For more information, contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting - email@example.com
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