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Charleston noir

Sheet Music: Score

Charleston noir : for string quartet / Elena Kats-Chernin.

by Elena Kats-Chernin (1997)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Goldner String Quartet from the CD Elena Kats-Chernin. Vol. 8.

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This piece exists in a number of versions. Originally commissioned by Tall Poppies (Australian CD label) for 4 double basses, it became a piece for piano solo in 1996. A year later a somewhat shortened string quartet version followed.

At the core of it lies the charleston rhythm in the lower register, in quite a dissonant manner-based on an interval of the major seventh. Even though the overall tone of the piece is quite edgy, dark and harsh, the piece also has some light moments. It is a very free approach to a genre which, as a starting point, inspired me. I have always had a fondness for charleston and ragtime.
The originally requested piece for four double basses got written, starting similarly to the piano version, but developing in a different way. That version exists on Tall Poppies CD "Chamber of Horrors".

EKC, July 2008

Published by: Australian Music Centre (under licence from Boosey & Hawkes) — 1 score (15p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 7 min.

First performance by Goldner String Quartet — Sep 98. University of Sydney

Typeset edition.

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Elena Kats-Chernin. Vol. 8.
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This work also exists as the following versions:
- Solo Piano
- Quartets: 4 Double Basses

 

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