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"Appalachia Waltz" - AUDIO Mark O'Connor/Yo-Yo Ma/Edgar Meyer

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Uploaded on Feb 4, 2010

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Appalachia Waltz, composed by Mark O'Connor, gained fame as the title track from the album featuring O'Connor, YoYo-Ma, and Edgar Meyer. The Sony Classical Release remained for many months in the top ten of Billboard Magazine's Classical music chart. O'Connor originally composed the piece as a solo for unaccompanied violin in 1993 before he brought it to the trio when compiling material for their album. With musical influences coming from Scandinavian and Appalachian Folk fiddling, O'Connor creates two independent lines while playing double-stops surprising the listener who is hearing just one violin. It is one of O'Connor's most beautiful pieces.

On O'Connor's 'Appalachia Waltz'
"What Bach did was, he took all these dances from all the known world around him and put them in suite form. Old dances, new dances, courtly dances, peasant dances. And what Mark did was, he took this piece that is somewhat based on the Norwegian fiddling style, with the drone and that, wrote it in Santa Fe, and called it `Appalachia Waltz.' It's just so moving. It's traditional. It is new. It comes from many different places, but it's authentic. So after a long Bach evening, rather than play more Bach, this is the perfect thing." -Yo-Yo Ma

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