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Work

Bukovina odyssey : for string quartet

by Stephen Lalor (2011)

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Performance by Chanterelle String Quartet from the CD Works by Stephen Lalor, Lachlan Skipworth, Elena Kats-Chernin, Peter Sculthorpe.

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The Chanterelle String Quartet / music by Stephen Lalor.

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Work Overview

Bukovina odyssey draws loosely on the string playing traditions of the Bukovina region (north Romania/Ukraine) and Carpathian Mountains. It is in 3 distinct sections: a slower opening in which solos are exchanged over dramatic col legno march rhythms and ethereal harmonics;the 2nd section moves along into a moderate tempo with more exchanges over an ostinato, which builds into a spirited final section recalling gypsy improvisations interwoven with a 4-bar Moldavian folk tune.

Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Suitable for advanced senior high school up

Dedication note: Dedicated to Fiona Ziegler

First performance: by Chanterelle String Quartet at Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players (St James' Church (King Street)) on 23 Feb 2011

Influenced by the string playing traditions of the Bukovina region (north Romania/Ukraine), including the Roma (gypsy) accompanying and improvisational/decorative styles. Uses brief fragment of a Moldavian dance tune towards the end.

The difficulty in this piece lies not in pure technical terms, but in the nuances, sliding, percussive string slaps etc and blending of passages of sul pont with harmonics and bringing it off as an ensemble.

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Bukovina odyssey

The Chanterelle String Quartet's premiere performance of "Bukovina Odyssey" 23 February 2011, St James, Sydney

 

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Performances of this work

12 Nov 2017: at Chanterelle String Quartet play Lalor, Vivaldi, Bridge (St Augustine’s Catholic Church (Balmain)). Featuring Chanterelle String Quartet.

30 Nov 2016: at Sydney Symphony St James Concert Series (St James' Church (King Street)). Featuring Chanterelle String Quartet.

21 Jun 2015: at Plektra in Concert (Blessed Sacrament Church). Featuring Plektra Mandolin Ensemble.

25 Mar 2015: at Sydney Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players (St James' Church (King Street)). Featuring Chanterelle String Quartet.

9 Nov 2014: at Mosman Music Club (Blessed Sacrament Church). Featuring Chanterelle String Quartet.

9 Nov 14: Blessed Sacrament Church, NSW. Featuring Chanterelle String Quartet.

3 Aug 2014: at Sydney Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series (Turramurra Uniting Church). Featuring Chanterelle String Quartet.

20 Sep 13: Opera Theatre Northern Foyer (Mural level), Sydney Opera House, NSW. Featuring Chanterelle String Quartet.

20 Sep 2013: at Sydney Symphony Night Lounge Series (Opera Theatre Northern Foyer (Mural level), Sydney Opera House). Featuring Chanterelle String Quartet.

2 Jun 13: Eugene Goossens Hall, NSW. Featuring Chanterelle String Quartet.

2 Jun 2013: at Chantarelle String Quartet (Eugene Goossens Hall). Featuring Chanterelle String Quartet.

14 Jul 2012: at Volatinsky Trio (Boite World Music Cafe). Featuring Lucy Voronov, Stephen Lalor, Anatoli Torjinski.

4 Mar 2012: at The Volatinsky Trio (Camelot (Marrickville)). Featuring Lucy Voronov, Anatoli Torjinski, Stephen Lalor.

23 Feb 2011: at Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players (St James' Church (King Street)). Featuring Chanterelle String Quartet.

5 Feb 2011: at The Volatinsky Trio (Blacktown Arts Centre).

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