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String Quartet No 4 : Undercurrents

by Romano Crivici (2015)

Audio Sample

Performance by Elektra String Quartet from the CD Ebb & Flow

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Work Overview

Ambient through to aggressive, contemporary classical.

Work Details

Year: 2015

Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.

Duration: 23 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: Poco Andante -- Allegro -- Adagio -- Allegro -- Adagio.

Dedication note: "to Carlson Loke, who has helped me navigate some of the deeper and more painful undercurrents that flow through my life and psyche".

Written for: Elektra String Quartet

Commission note: Originally commissioned: Elektra String Quartet, July 1996. Revised and completely redeveloped: 2014 -15

First performance: by Elektra String Quartet — 2015. Sydney Fringe Festival

Original sketch made of the work in 1996.

The composer notes:
"St Qt No 4 (Undercurrents) ....is characterised by undulating ripples, strong melodic motifs and a finale featuring soaring, fragile solo violin. It's intense, dark and quietly beautiful." Reviewed: Lisa MacKinney, Limelight Magazine, 2018

Performances of this work

2015: Sydney Fringe Festival. Featuring Elektra String Quartet.

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