QUARTETTO DELL'ARTE

Composer: 

Year Authored (or revised): 

2012

Scoring: 

string quartet

Duration (min): 

25 minutes

Movements-Titles: 

I. Preludio (Scherzo-I)
II. Fuga Frammentaria
III. Gavotta Assurda (Scherzo-II)
IV. Adagietto Amoroso
V. FINALE: Tarantella Tumultuosa (Scherzo-III)

Recording: 

Midi Realization

QUARTETTO DELL'ARTE is a five movement polytonal string quartet with an existential secret program. In addition, it uses direct transcriptions of melodies from the following recordings:

Movement One: Musique et Musiciens du Monde - Biélorussie (UNESCO); Kazakh Music Today (Topic Records Inc.)
Movement Three: Belgique  Ballades, etc. (OCORA-Radio France);Lituanie - Le pays des chansons (OCORA-Radio France)

The second movement is a pointillistic retrograde double fugue using melodies by Verdi and Puccini, and the fourth movement juxtaposes melodies of Machaut and Stephen Foster.

 

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