Louis Andriessen (1939-2021)

Disco (1982)

for violin and piano

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

Creation 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.