String quartet No 2 : Cosmic Dust
by Romano Crivici (2005)
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Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello. If amplified, optional effects.
Duration: 24 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Heavy driving moto perpetuo, complex groove rhythms. The length and tempo require stamina from the ensemble.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Marcus Hartstein.
Commission note: Commissioned by Elektra String Quartet.
First performance: by Elektra String Quartet — 5 Mar 93. Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney
The composer notes the following review:"....Crivici's String Quartet No. 2, also for electric quartet, seemed to me to capture what is best about his music - original offbeat gestures, and a sense of musicality and concentration..."
Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald, 1993
- Inspired by: Jazz
Performances of this work
Jan 16: Winterthur, Switzerland. Featuring Sante String Quartet.
5 Mar 93: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney. Featuring Elektra String Quartet.
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