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Michael Nyman: String Quartet No. 3 Score: String Quartet

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COMPOSER: Michael Nyman
PUBLISHER: Chester Music
PRODUCT FORMAT: Score
String Quartet No.3 was written for, and first performed by the Balanescu Quartet, February 1990 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. Duration 16 minutes. Instrumental parts are available on sale. Quoting composer: Inthesummer of 1989 I composed a choral work, Out of the Ruins , for Agnieszka
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Composer Michael Nyman
Publisher Chester Music
Instrumentation String Quartet
Product Format Score
Description Product Type Score
Genre Classical
Year of Publication 1993
Style Period Post 1901
ISBN 9780711932975
No. MUSCH60865
Number of pages 24
Description
String Quartet No.3 was written for, and first performed by the Balanescu Quartet, February 1990 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. Duration 16 minutes. Instrumental parts are available on sale.

Quoting composer: Inthesummer of 1989 I composed a choral work, Out of the Ruins, for Agnieszka Piotrowska’s BBC2 documentary which dealt with the physical and emotional responses of some inhabitants of Leninakhan to the earthquakewhichdevastated Armenia the previous December. When he heard the recording of the work that I made with the Holy Echmiadzin Chorus under the fervent conducting of Khoren Meykhanejian, Alex Balanescu suggested turning Out of theRuinsinto a string quartet. There seemed no reason or opportunity to do this until I felt the need to add to the intensity of my experiences in Armenia the no less profound experience of witnessing the images of theRomanianrevolution on television during the later part of December 1989.

The compositional procedure was as follows: to take Out of the Ruins as a template on which the Romanian vocal or instrumental music would besuperimposed,quite often stretched into new intervallic shapes though the demands of the completely performed harmonic structure.

Song List
  • 1. String Quartet No.3
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