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Work

String Quartet No 1 : string quartet

by Romano Crivici (1990)

Audio Sample

Performance by Elektra String Quartet from the CD Luminous

Luminous

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CD

Luminous / works by Romano Crivici.

Library shelf no. CD 402 [Available for loan]

String quartet No.1

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Score

String quartet No.1 / Romano Crivici.

Library shelf no. 785.714/CRI 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

As a composer and performer I am always looking at ways of balancing individual andgroup creativity with written form and structure. Towards this end the first movement contains two sections which allow the performers scope and freedom to improvise and further develop some of the ideas contained within this quartet. How this is done will, I am sure, vary from group to group and even from performance to performance. It could take the form of a solo improvisation supported by simple accompaniment based on theal ready established material, or in any number of varied and changing combinations of ensemble members. I leave the length and form of these sections to be determined by the creativity and discriminating awareness of the performers themselves. In a similarfashion, bowings and editorial markings are sparse and intended as suggestions only. If the performers however, feel it not appropriate to improvise in either one or bothsections where improvisation is indicated in the score, they can simply omit measures 60- 67 inclusive and/or measures 101 - 104 inclusive.

Work Details

Year: 1990

Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned: Elektra String Quartet

First performance: by Elektra String Quartet — 1990.

Revised: 1992.

Performances of this work

1990: featuring Elektra String Quartet.

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