Letters

by Cecilia Damström

String Quartet No. 2

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Cecilia Damström

Letters

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Description

My second string quartet “Letters” op.61 is a commission by Daniel Rowland and the Stift Festival 2018 in the Netherlands, and it is dedicated to the Brodsky Quartet. The theme for the Stift Festival of 2018 is words and letters and I was asked if I could compose something on this theme. I got to know that Janacek’s second string quartet “Intimate Letters” was going to be played by the Brodsky Quartet in one concert, so I decided to explore the possibility of writing a commentary piece to his quartet and his letters. My second string quartet “Letters” is inspired by the letters Leos Janacek wrote to his beloved Kamila. I have tried to describe the emotions and words he puts in to his letters; heaven, hope, fear, fire and much more, with my own music.


Instrumentation

2vln, vla, vlc


Category

Chamber Works


Opus no.

op. 61


Premiere

Brodsky Quartet, Stift Festival 2018, August 29, 2018, Weerselo, The Netherlands.


Movements

1. The first letter, 2. The second letter, 3. The third letter, 4. The last letter


Commisioned by / dedications

Commissioned by Daniel Rowland and the Stift Festival 2018. Dedicated to the Brodsky Quartet.


Archive number

MF33110


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