String Quartet No. 2

String Quartet No. 2 : Score

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Description

Uses a free, random presentation of thematic material. This work presents a contrast between the tight and rhythmic central section and the final passage which dispenses with barlines altogether, providing a journey through interrelated and continuous sections.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 32 pages
  • 210 x 297mm | 123g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193554984
  • 9780193554986

Review quote

It is a well-wrought and expressive piece, in a one-movement evolving arch form, at first hearing more concerned with the expressionistic possibilities of the medium than with intellectual argument, approachable and well received. * Classical Music * It is quite unlike anything he has written before, and its most marked characteristic is its concentration. * Kenneth Loveland *show more

About Michael Berkeley

Michael Berkeley was born in 1948. He studied composition, singing, and piano at the Royal Academy of Music but it was not until his late twenties, when he went to study with Richard Rodney Bennett, that Berkeley began to concentrate exclusively on composing. In 1977 he was awarded the Guinness Prize for Composition; two years later he was appointed Associate Composer to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Since then Michael's music has been played all over the globe and by some of the world's finest musicians. Most of Michael's significant orchestral work, much of his chamber music and his operas are available on CD as part of the Chandos Berkeley Edition. For ten years from 1995 Michael was artistic director of the Cheltenham International Festival of Music. He currently presents Radio 3's Private Passions, which won the Broadcasting Press Guild's Radio Programme of the Year Award in 1996, and is Chairman of the Governors of The Royal Ballet.show more