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Australian String Quartet program excerpt

  • © Graeme Skinner
  • Source: from the ASQ's 2008 program
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Sculthorpe first mentioned his plan to compose an "astronomical quartet" in 1968, but it was not until 1975 that he finally did so with the completion of his Ninth String Quartet. He'd been inspired by an idea of Juan-Eduardo Cirlot's in his famous Dictionary of Symbols that the slow-moving rituals of ancient ...


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