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String quartet No 2 : Cosmic Dust

by Romano Crivici (2005)

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Performance by Elektra String Quartet from the CD Luminous

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Luminous / works by Romano Crivici.

Library shelf no. CD 402 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 2005

Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello. If amplified, optional effects.

Duration: 24 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Heavy driving moto perpetuo, complex groove rhythms. The length and tempo require stamina from the ensemble.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Marcus Hartstein.

Commission note: Commissioned by Elektra String Quartet.

First performance: by Elektra String Quartet — 5 Mar 93. Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney

The composer notes the following review:"....Crivici's String Quartet No. 2, also for electric quartet, seemed to me to capture what is best about his music - original offbeat gestures, and a sense of musicality and concentration..."
Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald, 1993

Revised 2016.


Performances of this work

Jan 16: Winterthur, Switzerland. Featuring Sante String Quartet.

5 Mar 93: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney. Featuring Elektra String Quartet.

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