Waltz and Love Duet, from La Traviata (violin duo)
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Title: Waltz and Love Duet, from the opera La Traviata
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Two Violins
Printout: 13 pages, including cover
Note: In Act I of La Traviata, Violetta, the courtesan, gives a party to celebrate her recovery from a serious illness. During the dancing, Alfredo, an admirer, finds an opportunity to express his love while the other guests are dancing in the ballroom. His melody at the opening of the duet reflects the theme of the waltz which precedes it. These two selections are high points of the opera repertory.
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