Richard Dudas – Variations for Solo Violin (1988)
Andante (Tema) – Allegro – Maestoso – Deciso – Lento e dolce – Vivace furioso – Andante
Music ©1988 Richard Dudas. Performed by Christian Colberg, violin.
Variations for Solo Violin was written in 1988 for violinist/violist Christian Colberg, who premiered the work on recitals in Baltimore, Maryland and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The variations are composed not as a set of classical thematic variations, but rather studies in different moods linked to the harmonic underpinning of the opening theme, and infused with fragments and musical reminiscences derived from its melodic material.