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String quartet no. 15 : string quartet

by Peter Sculthorpe (1999)

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Performance by Goldner String Quartet from the CD String quartets volume 3

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String quartet no. 15

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Work Details

Year: 1999

Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.

Duration: 16 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I. A song for dancing -- II. An exorcism -- III. A song of mourning -- IV. A love song -- V. A cry of joy.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Joan Tribe, Ken Tribe

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

22 Sep 2021: at Cameron Hill, Helen Ayres, Stephen King, Simon Cobcroft and Konstantin Shamray (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Cameron Hill, Helen Ayers, Stephen King, Simon Cobcroft.

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

10 Jul 99: Melba Hall, Melbourne, Australia. Featuring Coolidge Quartet.

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