String Quartet No. 13 - Island Dreaming


by Peter Sculthorpe

mezzo-soprano and string quartet
Solo Instrument with Ensemble, String Quartet
Torres Strait Island and Aboriginal
Commissioned by the Brodsky Quartet
First Performance
3.12.1996, Cité de la Musique, Paris, France: Anne Sophie von Otter/Brodsky Quartet

Score 0-571-51920-2 and parts 0-571-52028-6 on sale (with Maranoa Lullaby)

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'String Quartet No 13 (Island Dreaming)' reviews

‘… from beginning to end a near-wordless rhapsody on the morning star and the waking of the day. The drifting voice, full of mezzo colour above a hypnotic web of instrumental pattern, conveyed a mood of quietly natural ecstasy. At one point, an episode of trios and duets between singer, viola and cello offered a reflective pause for thought. Yet the flow remained seamless, painting a continuum of experience to be enjoyed, without thought, through the senses and the feelings.' The Independent Read more

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