Passion Dance

Richard Stoelzel's avatar Richard Stoelzel

Passion Dance was composed in 2010 by Erik Morales for the Aries Trio. This piece was dedicated to the composer's wife, Holly. The piece is based around the style of a modern tango. I drew much inspiration from listening to the excellent compositions of Astor Piazzolla, perhaps one of the greatest tango composers and performers of our time. Common to many modern tangos is a contrasting middle section. Here the piano plays a rubato solo in the very high register which further gives the piece a warm, introspective quality. Then all the instruments join in on a variation of the melody, this time with a classic tango rhythmic ostinato. The piece continues to build with intensity and speed to the end.

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  • Art form: Sound
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  • Medium: Classical
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  • Year created: 2010
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