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String quartet no. 8 : string quartet

by Peter Sculthorpe (1969)

Also known as: String Quartet Music

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Performance by Goldner String Quartet from the CD Australian collection

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String quartet no. 8


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String quartet no. 8 / Peter Sculthorpe

Library shelf no. 785.714/SCU 4 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1969

Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.

Duration: 16 min.

Contents note: In 5 movements.

Dedication note: To Lillian and Donald Peart

First performance: by Allegri Quartet — 15 Jan 70. Wigmore Hall, London, UK

Radcliffe Award, 1969.


Australian String Quartet program excerpt
© Graeme Skinner

Article: Dawn of new day for Australian composers
by Harriet Cunningham — © John Fairfax Holdings
Source: Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 15 April 2008 pg. 12

Article: String Quartet No. 8

Book: Australian string quartet music, 1965-1983 : a study of stylistic developments / by Natalie Williams.

Kit: Australian classical music / Andrew Ford.


Performances of this work

14 Apr 2016: at Australian Voices: Peter Sculthorpe (Melbourne Recital Centre). Featuring ANAM Musicians.

26 Mar 2016: at Four Winds: Sound Shell Saturday (Four Winds Sound Shell). Featuring Penny Quartet.

Apr 12: Trackdown Studios, Sydney. Featuring Goldner String Quartet.

10 Nov 2011: at Stockholm Composer Festival (Stockholm Concert Hall (Konserthuset)).

1 May 09: featuring Goldner String Quartet.

1 May 2009: at Peter Sculthorpe at 80 (Kangaroo Valley Golf & Country Resort). Featuring Goldner String Quartet.

23 Sep 2008: at Australian String Quartet (Queen's Gate Terrace (UK)). Featuring Australian String Quartet.

23 Sep 08: featuring Australian String Quartet.

21 Sep 2008: at Australian String Quartet (Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (UK)). Featuring Australian String Quartet.

13 Sep 08: featuring Australian String Quartet.

13 Sep 2008: at Australian String Quartet (Chateau Salenegg). Featuring Australian String Quartet.

15 Jan 70: Wigmore Hall, London, UK. Featuring Allegri Quartet.

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Sounds Great

Posted by worldwidejazz@yahoo.com on 13 November, 2010

This was a great sounding piece of music. Thanks for posting this.