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String quartet no. 6 : Child's play : string quartet

by Carl Vine (2017)

String quartet no. 6

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String quartet no. 6 : child's play / Carl Vine.

Library shelf no. 785.714/VIN 9 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

The inaugural commissioners of this work, Mike and Frédérique Katz, wanted to help create music that uplifted, edified and elated. Blind optimism invariably palls, and the challenge was to find a more subtle solution.

The playfulness of children is a perfect example of the unbridled exuberance natural to our physiology, and although it is often fuelled in the young by poor risk assessment, a sense of fun and limitless potential is innately available to us all. When children concentrate, at its best it is complete and unselfconscious, and an ideal template for mental focus. The friendships that children make, similarly, are object lessons in openness and acceptance, and should remind us to continually re-evaluate the prejudice and bigotry with which our minds inevitably become cluttered.

Children have the chance to enjoy the most committed, uninterrupted deep sleep, and ageing bodies can but envy the restorative power available to creatures so close to the start of their lives. Finally, the intimate link between mind and body is rarely better exemplified than in the elation experienced when running - the sheer joy of wind and speed and feeling truly within one's self, and within the world.

Work Details

Year: 2017

Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.

Duration: 20 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: i. Play -- ii. Concentration -- iii. Friendship -- iv. Sleep -- v. Running.

Commission note: Commissioned by Frédérique Katz, Michael Katz, Musica Viva Australia with funds provided by Carnegie Hall, Seattle Commissioning Club.

First performance: by Takacs Quartet at Takács Quartet - Vine (Perth Concert Hall) on 10 Aug 2017

Performances of this work

28 Aug 2017: at Takács Quartet - Vine (City Recital Hall Angel Place). Featuring Takacs Quartet.

26 Aug 2017: at Takács Quartet - Vine (Newcastle Conservatorium Concert Hall). Featuring Takacs Quartet.

24 Aug 2017: at Takács Quartet - Vine (Llewellyn Hall ANU School of Music). Featuring Takacs Quartet.

22 Aug 2017: at Takács Quartet - Vine (Elisabeth Murdoch Hall). Featuring Takacs Quartet.

19 Aug 2017: at Takács Quartet - Vine (City Recital Hall Angel Place). Featuring Takacs Quartet.

17 Aug 2017: at Takács Quartet - Vine (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Takacs Quartet.

15 Aug 2017: at Takács Quartet - Vine (Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane). Featuring Takacs Quartet.

12 Aug 2017: at Takács Quartet - Vine (Elisabeth Murdoch Hall). Featuring Takacs Quartet.

10 Aug 2017: at Takács Quartet - Vine (Perth Concert Hall). Featuring Takacs Quartet.

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