String quartet no. 15 : string quartet
by Peter Sculthorpe (1999)
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Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.
Duration: 16 min.
Contents note: I. A song for dancing -- II. An exorcism -- III. A song of mourning -- IV. A love song -- V. A cry of joy.
Commission note: Commissioned by the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition.
First performance: by Coolidge Quartet — 10 Jul 99. Melba Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Based upon a sequence of songs belonging to the Simori mountain people of Western New Guinea.
Performances of this work
Apr 12: Trackdown Studios, Sydney. Featuring Goldner String Quartet.
10 Jul 99: Melba Hall, Melbourne, Australia. Featuring Coolidge Quartet.
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