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Joan Tower

Publisher: AMP

Wild Purple (1998),
Publisher
Associated Music Publishers Inc
Category
Solo Works (excluding keyboard)
Year Composed
1998
Duration
6 Minutes
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Joan Tower Wild Purple (1998),
Composer Note:
Wild Purple was written for the violist Paul Neubauer, who premiered the work at Merkin Concert Hall (New York City) in September of 1998.

I always thought of the viola sound as being the color purple. Its deep resonant and luscious timbre seems to embody all kinds of hues of purple. I never thought of the viola as being particularly wild. So I decided to try and see if I could create a piece that had wild energy in it and meet the challenge of creating a virtuosic piece for solo viola.

—Joan Tower

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    Paul Neubauer, viola
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