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Del Tredici, DavidFarewell - version of The Last Violin for Hilary Hahn (2010) 5'
encore piece for violin and optional piano

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

World Premiere
Theatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro
Hilary Hahn, violin / Natalie Zhu, piano /

Composer's Notes  
Of course you always say farewell to something or someone. (In this case it was farewell to my male partner of 10 years, R.W.) I wrote the piece soon after our breakup in a wistful moment (3 1/2 hours). As I wrote I was feeling neither happy nor sad but almost serene. And because I was writing for my consummate artist friend, I decided to make the piece virtuosic as well. But—and this is a specialty of Hilary Hahn—her virtuosity is always in the service of enhanced expressivity.

—David Del Tredici

Reproduction Rights:
This program note may be reproduced free of charge in concert programs with a credit to the composer.

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