violin and piano

The art of dialectic, in which each element is revealed against its opposite, and in which the theatrical element is cultivated as a way of life, is found in La Mémoire Équivoque for violin and piano. The very obvious challenge here for the virtuoso composer lies in assuring unity within the dialogue, which appears on first hearing as lacking continuity, as ideas repeatedly collide and the momentum continually broken. Slower, calmer moments are interrupted by shocking visions, dazzling memories of the primeval torment, such as the disquieting dreams so dear to surrealist painters and poets.

Jean Boivin

  • Score available at CMC, Région du Québec.
  • Recording: CD: SNE 639