String Quartet No. 13 - Island Dreaming

(1996)

by Peter Sculthorpe

Description
mezzo-soprano and string quartet
Duration
11
Genres
Solo Instrument with Ensemble, String Quartet
Text
Torres Strait Island and Aboriginal
Commission
Commissioned by the Brodsky Quartet
First Performance
3.12.1996, Cité de la Musique, Paris, France: Anne Sophie von Otter/Brodsky Quartet
Availability

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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