String quartet no. 2 "Nostalgia"

Composition Date: 2006
Duration: 00:16:00
Genre: Strings (bowed), Solo / Ensemble, Quartet (2 Violin / Viola / Cello)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 2 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:
The quartet is in four movements and is dedicated to the Del Sol String
Quartet. Each movement contains references to music of the past both in
their formal designs and through the use of quotation. Borrowed materials
as well as references to music from all four movements of Maurice Ravel’s
Quatuor à Cordes can be heard throughout the composition. The third
movement, a loosely structured chaconne, also takes material from Bill
Evans’ versions of My Romance and Alice in Wonderland. As can be symptomatic of the yearning for an irrecoverable past, nostalgia can corrupt
the memory to long for a world that never existed.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 3134 S658st2
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), Solo / Ensemble, Quartet (2 Violin / Viola / Cello)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • November 26, 2007
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (31 p.) ; 28 cm.
    31 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:

  • 1) Corrente
    2) Caprice – Eine Kleine 9 Music
    3) (Quasi)-Chaconne – (How do you get to) Wonderland?
    4) Chaser – 23.15, heure Océanique
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