Resolutio: Echoes from Beethoven's Harp Quartet for String Quartet

Score and Parts

Resolutio: Echoes from Beethoven's Harp Quartet for String Quartet

Score and Parts

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Series: String Ensemble Publisher: Schott Format: Softcover Score & Parts Composer: Lucio Franco Amanti

When Cuarteto Casals approached me with the idea of illuminating Beethovens quartets anew, you can imagine the many thoughts and feelings that where going through my mind: what a joy, what a great honor What an intriguing head-scratcher! How can you possibly shine a new light on something that is already perfect? Weeks, months went by in search of a common ground between the Master and myself until I finally found it in the realization that a word lays hidden in the St. Johns hymn that gave musical notes their original name: Re, Sol, Ut, Io (D, G, C, B in English music notation) Perfect! “Resolutio” in Latin means both the resolution of aproblem and the re-solution: a re-blend of many elements that will eventually coagulate to make something new. There was finally themelodic and a rhythmical canvas for my piece. On this canvas I wrote the story of a funny little contest, played on a sunny Mediterranean square, between street musicians and Cuarteto Casals just minutes before they are about to go on stage to perform Beethovens Harp Quartet. After all the characters, each in his own way, had the chance to tell their story, a gentle rain starts to fall, dissolving (Re-solving) again the music sheet to eventually leave us with just a white piece of paper for somebody else to continue the Work. (Lucio Franco Amanti)

  • String Quartet

$55.00 (US) Inventory #HL 49046188 ISBN: 9781540051684 UPC: 888680938703 Publisher Code: ED22674 Run time: 0:14:00 56 pages

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