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String quartet No. 2 : string quartet

by Paul Stanhope (2009)

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Performance by Pavel Haas Quartet from the CD Loose, wet, perforated

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Work Overview

A quartet in 4 conjoined movements, reflecting on the relationships of Old Europe and Australia, the migration of European Jewish immigrants and their stories.

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.

Duration: 20 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional standard String Quartet recommended

Contents note: Prelude -- Flight -- Dirge (variations) -- Scherzo.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Kim Williams

Commission note: Commissioned by Kim Williams for performance by Musica Viva Australia.

First performance: by Pavel Haas Quartet — 21 Jul 10. Armidale Town Hall, NSW

Work revised April 2011.

Winner of the Instrumental Work of the Year, APRA/AMC Art Music Awards, 2011

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2011 Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Instrumental Winner Paul Stanhope

Analysis

Resonate article: Art Music Awards 2011 - finalists announced by Australian Music Centre

Resonate article: Winners of the inaugural Art Music Awards announced by Australian Music Centre

Performances of this work

28 Oct 2017: at ANAM at NGV: Australian Art and Music (National Gallery of Victoria - The Ian Potter Centre). Featuring ANAM Musicians.

15 Oct 2017: at Port Fairy: Quartet and Country (Reardon Theatre). Featuring Australian String Quartet.

15 Sep 2017: at ASQ in Maryland (Gildenhorn Recital Hall (University of Maryland, USA)). Featuring Australian String Quartet.

15 Aug 2017: at ASQ: Homeward, Paul Stanhope (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Australian String Quartet.

14 Aug 2017: at ASQ: Homeward, Paul Stanhope (City Recital Hall). Featuring Australian String Quartet.

12 Aug 2017: at ASQ: Homeward, Paul Stanhope (Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane). Featuring Australian String Quartet.

8 Aug 2017: at ASQ: Homeward, Paul Stanhope (Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall). Featuring Australian String Quartet.

6 Aug 2017: at ASQ: Homeward, Paul Stanhope (Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia). Featuring Australian String Quartet.

4 Aug 2017: at ASQ Coffee Concert (UKARIA Cultural Centre). Featuring Australian String Quartet.

2 Aug 2017: at ASQ: Homeward, Paul Stanhope (Government House Ballroom, Perth). Featuring Australian String Quartet.

17 Nov 2016: at Arrivals (South Australian Maritime Museum). Featuring Zephyr Quartet.

13 Nov 2016: at Arrivals (Western Australian Maritime Museum). Featuring Zephyr Quartet.

19 Feb 2014: at ANAM Quartetthaus (Perth Writers Festival Precinct, Uni of WA). Featuring Musicians of the National Academy of Music.

16 Sep 2012: at ANAM Quartetthaus (ANAM Quartetthaus).

13 Sep 2012: at Australian Voices - Paul Stanhope curated by Matthew Hindson (Melbourne Recital Centre). Featuring Musicians of the National Academy of Music.

10 Aug 2010: at Pavel Haas Quartet (Melbourne Recital Centre). Featuring Pavel Haas Quartet.

7 Aug 2010: at Pavel Haas Quartet (Melbourne Recital Centre). Featuring Pavel Haas Quartet.

4 Aug 2010: at Pavel Haas Quartet (Perth Concert Hall). Featuring Pavel Haas Quartet.

2 Aug 2010: at Pavel Haas Quartet (City Recital Hall). Featuring Pavel Haas Quartet.

31 Jul 2010: at Pavel Haas Quartet (Newcastle Conservatorium Concert Hall). Featuring Pavel Haas Quartet.

27 Jul 2010: at Pavel Haas Quartet (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Pavel Haas Quartet.

24 Jul 2010: at Pavel Haas Quartet (City Recital Hall). Featuring Pavel Haas Quartet.

21 Jul 10: Armidale Town Hall, NSW. Featuring Pavel Haas Quartet.

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