Hungarian music : for string quartet
by Attila Jurth (1996)
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Library shelf no. 785.714/JUR 2 [Available for loan]
Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello (optionally doubling hi-hat in 2nd and 4th movements).
Duration: 23 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Preliminary to AMEB A.Mus.A+.
Contents note: The four mosquitos -- Hurdy birdy -- Dreams -- Frog feast.
First performance: by LKGT Quartet — 2 Jan 97. Gala Concert, 10th Hungarian Cultural Convention, Norwood Town Hall, Adelaide
The four movements are self-contained concert pieces and may also be played individually, or in pairs, or as a three-movement suite by placing the slow movement (Dreams) between any two of the other movements.
Level of difficulty varies between different parts and movements. The Four Mosquitos: vln I: AMEB grade 2-3, vln II: preliminary, vla: grade 1, cello: grade 6+ ; Hurdy birdy: vln I: AMEB grade 4-5, vln II: grade 1, vla: grade 2-3, cello: grade 7-8 ; Dreams: vln I: AMEB A.MusA, vln II: grade 7, vla & cello: grade 8 ; Frog feast: all instruments: A.MusA+. Whole work requires vibrato and mature performance.
Performances of this work
2 Jan 97: Gala Concert, 10th Hungarian Cultural Convention, Norwood Town Hall, Adelaide. Featuring LKGT Quartet.
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