Dance of the blind

Marjan Mozetich
Composition Date: 1980
Revision Date: 1980
Duration: 00:11:00
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Quartets, , Keyboard(s) / Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Accordion
  • 1 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:
Dance of the Blind for accordion, violin, viola and cello by Marjan Mozetich was commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in 1980. It was written for and premiered by the Canadian-Slovenian virtuoso accordionist, Joseph Petric, and the Arraymusic Ensemble on January 16th, 1981.

Subsequently it was commercially recorded by CBC Records in 1990.

The work is written in a 3/4 waltz tempo typical of the music for the dance-hall or cabaret and employs traditional harmonies and melodies. The work makes use of many popular elements yet within the tradition of classical music. It is a work of nostalgia that echoes the composer's musical heritage of the Italo-Slovene weddings and banquets of his childhood.

Despite this tribute to a bygone age, the constant high-energy pulsation and repetitions with the enmeshed colour blend of the accordion and strings gives this piece a fresh modern sound. Regarding the title, Mozetich had no specific intention in mind, just that it instinctively seemed to correspond to the piece.

Credits: Marjan Mozetich
Creator: Marjan Mozetich
Subject: Dance of the Blind
Date Created: 2007

Premiere Information:
Joseph Petric, and the Arraymusic Ensemble, January 16th, 1981.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8405 M939da
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Quartets, , Keyboard(s) / Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 19, 1988
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (26 p.) + 4 parts ([34] p.) ;
    26 Pages
    Height: 39 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 34
  • Additional Information:
  • For accordion and string trio.
    Ms. (photocopy); transparency of score and originals of parts are in CMC Toronto.
    Commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
    Duration: ca. 11:00
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