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String quartet, op. 26 : Boy in a birdcage, for string quartet

by Andrew Schultz (1986)

Audio Sample

Performance by Guildhall String Quartet from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 85.

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 85.

Library shelf no. CD 2878 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

String Quartet, op. 26 was composed in 1986 whilst the composer was living in London and working with David Lumsdaine at King's College London. The work is highly compressed and motivic and falls into four movements which gradually increase in duration and tempo up till the fourth movement which at 5 minutes duration is the longest. The subtitle of the work, Boy in a birdcage, comes from the second part of the third movement and captures the mood of some of the piece.

Work Details

Year: 1986

Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.

Duration: 16 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I. Resonato (3'20") -- II.Moderato (3'30") -- III.Presto (4'00") -- IV. Con forza (5'00")

Dedication note: Dedicated to David Lumsdaine

First performance: by Brindisi Quartet — May 86. King's College, London

Performances of this work

17 Jun 15.

26 Jan 93: Concert Hall, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. Featuring Guildhall String Quartet.

May 86: King's College, London. Featuring Brindisi Quartet.

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