Ian Stewart


Three Pieces for Solo Violin

(5 minutes 25 seconds )

First performance - Monday, 19th November 1990
St. Stephen Walbrook Church - London EC4
Rick Koster - violin

Original programme notes:
This summer I wrote the music for an existing piece of choreography in which Rick Koster played. These three pieces are a development of the ideas and techniques used in a short central passage in which the violin was featured.
The violin is unaccompanied so that the unique qualities of a string instrument - the richness of double stopping, clarity of détaché bowing, rhythmically repeated intervals and strummed chords - can be put into sharp focus.