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Blue Work


400 Roncesvalles Avenue

for piano

Year:  1992

Year:  1992

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About

400 Roncesvalles Avenue is the address of the Revue Cinema, a historic movie-house in a historic area of Toronto, Canada. The way to approach the theatre from downtown is to take the subway eastbound to Dundas West station and from there to take a streetcar to the theatre. These are depicted at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of the piece. The third and fourth section of this work also quote fairly extensively from the Adagio movement of Bruckner’s 8th symphony. The reason for this is that it was while I was resident in Toronto that I became familiar with and recognised the genius of this composer. I regret to say that I have no recollections of ever seeing any interesting films at the Revue Cinema. It is dedicated to Salvatore Martirano, who expressed a liking for the piece.


Dedication note

for Salvatore Martirano


Performance history

Performed by Matthew Davidson at the Smith Recital Hall of University of Illinois, USA