Louis Andriessen (1939-2021)

Disco (1982)

for violin and piano

  • General information
    • Composition date: 1982
    • Duration: 14 mn
    • Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
    • Dedication: à Gijs van der Grinten
Detailed formation
  • violin, piano

Premiere information

Program note

Disco is a poorly rotating disc. The musical subject of the piece is the invention of the quadruple metre, of the key of G major, of a violin-piano duet. Like Ravel's Tzigane, Disco refers to a musical dance genre. But times have changed. Nothing goes smoothly any more.

Louis Andriessen.