Pulau Dewata (1977; arr. 2002)

Claude Vivier (Michael Oesterle, arrangement)

string quartet

Commission: Bozzini Quartet

Premiere: September 17, 2002, Bozzini QuartetConcert de saison I, Chapelle Saint-Louis — Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Montréal, Québec)

What I wanted to write was a piece imbued with the spirit of Bali: its dances, its rhythms and, above all, an explosion of life, simple and candid. The ending is the traditional signature of many Balinese pieces, a loving homage to this marvellous people from whom I learned so much.”


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