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Commissioned by violinist Lara St. John, The Pain Will Find Us is a transcription and arrangement of a Greek folk tune from the Vasilis Paiteris recording Song of Greece's Gypsies. St. John sent Psathas a selection of folk tunes from which to choose and base two new works on. I chose o ilios (the sun), a tsamikos dance from Roumeli (the colloquial name for the central region of Greece), and dui dui (two two), which I renamed My Love Awakes and The Pain Will Find Us, respectively.

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The Pain will Find Us

for Violin and Piano

Comissioner: Lara St. John

Instrumentation: Violin & Piano

Difficulty Level:
Advanced
Duration:
4:00
Type:
Original
Instrument Tags:
Violin
Piano
Strings
Piano/Keyboards

Review

DAVID FLESHLER, SOUTH FLORIDA CLASSICAL REVIEW, MARCH 2013

Alternately dreamy and manic, with memorable melodies and stern technical demands on the performer, this could easily be an effective substitute on recital programs for the showpieces that have been played for 100 years.

Resources

RESEARCHERS: EXPLORE THE PAIN WILL FIND US: DUI DUI (TWO TWO) VIOLIN AND PIANO AT THE ALEXANDER TURNBULL LIBRARY

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