Dances for Davia (First Set)
Composed by Yvar Mikhashoff (1959)
For flute and piano
Published by Southern Music Co.
1. Overture | 2. Waltz for a Rainy Day | 3. Amy's Piece | 4. Sergei's Bourree No. 1 | 5. Yellow Waltz | 6. Gypsy Dance | 7. Sad Doll | 8. Tag, and Tired
“Two sets of dances were written for my cousin Davia, who as a child always wanted to be a dancer. This first set (1958) is a compilation of little airs and tunes that I had imagined would form a small ballet for young dancers….
Davia is now a very beautiful and successful dancer, who travels the world over carrying with her the same charming ingenuousness that she had as a child. I dedicate these dances to Davia, who remains for me always an inspiration.” — Yvar Mikhashoff, January, 1980