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This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the UK, the British Commonwealth, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa and the Western Hemisphere (including but not limited to the USA, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America).

Composer's Notes

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

Reproduction Rights
This programme note can be reproduced free of charge in concert programmes with a credit to the composer
Commissioned by the Dutch Government
Dedicated to Gijs van der Grinten

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