String Quartet No 1

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With serious string players this Latvian composer has long been recognized because of his sonorous tonal concepts and his modal, occasionally aleatoric idiom. Works like ‘Cantabile per Archi’ or ‘Musica dolorosa’ are already quite well-known, but newer pieces like the violin concerto with string orchestra ‘Fernes Licht’, commissioned by Gidon Kremer for his Kremerata Baltica, are also gaining wide international exposure. The genre of the string quartet is well represented in Vasks’ output. The 2nd string quartet ‘Summer Tunes’ (ED 8512) has been published for some time and the 3rd was premiered by the Kronos Quartet who were so enthused that they commissioned a 4th quartet. In 1996, prompted by a complete recording of all his string quartets by the Miami String Quartet for Conifer Records Vasks totally revised his early 1st string quartet 1996, it is here presented for the first time in a printed edition.


Product IDCOBS012643245
Composer/Artist/Author Peteris Vasks
Instrumentation String Quartet - 2 Violins & Viola & Cello
Publisher Schott (Edition)
Publisher Ref No ED8899
Media Book & Part(s)

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