L’etude du Coeur

“Two works by Judith Shatin, her LíÈtude du Coeur for Solo Viola (1984) and her Doxa for Viola and Piano (a world premiere; both are dedicated to Glyde) proved musically riveting and brilliantly devised for the instrument.” – The Strad

“This six-minute work is filled with beautiful sonorities and harmonies and excellently exploits the tonal possibilities of the viola. Technically, the work is challenging, with leaps of tessiatura and many mood and tempo changes. The motivic material is found in the rhythmic contrasts as well as in the intervals themselves, and there are wonderful moments of changing texture that grow out of the varied rhythms and articulations. this is an excellent work that could be a welcome addition to solo recital programs [E.A.]

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