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Per Nørgård : String quartet No. 1 - Quartetto Breve


Publisher Wilhelm Hansen
Category
Works for 2-6 Players
Sub-Category String Quartet
Year Composed
1952
Duration 12 Minutes
Orchestration
str4tet
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Discography
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Full Score(s) KP01185
Reduced Score(s) KP01186

Programme Note

STRING QUARTET Nr. 1 – QUARTETTO BREVE (1952)

Programme note:

The spectrum of sound, the gesticulation – in short, the very nature of the strings – has always had a central place in my output, demonstrated by the numbers of string quartets, concertos with string soloist, chamber and solo works. The interest dates back to my school years, when I was fortunate to be able to compose for a cello-playing schoolmate and to accompany him on the piano. I discovered then the innumerable nuances of sound and playing varieties offered by just one bow, four strings and five fingers..

My first string quartet – Quartetto Breve – has a firm root in the Nordic tradition and is strongly inspired by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) and my teacher Vagn Holmboe (1909-96).

Per Nørgård (1998)


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