Bukovina odyssey : string trio
by Stephen Lalor (2011)
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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.
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 Chanterelle String Quartet's premiere performance of "Bukovina Odyssey" 23 February 2011, St James, Sydney
- Influenced by: Roma (gypsy) folk music
Performances of this work
9 Nov 14: Blessed Sacrament Church, NSW. Featuring Chanterelle String Quartet.
20 Sep 13: Opera Theatre Northern Foyer (Mural level), Sydney Opera House, NSW. Featuring Chanterelle String Quartet.
2 Jun 13: Eugene Goossens Hall, NSW. Featuring Chanterelle String Quartet.
5 Feb 2011: at The Volatinsky Trio (Blacktown Arts Centre).
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