- Expectation. A major. Tempo di Valse
- Determination. A minor. Tempo di Mazurka
Genre pieces for string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello) in character of waltz and mazurka dances
Date of composing October 2014; March 2016 – revised
Duration [2’00”], [1’57”]
Level of difficulty beginner to intermediate; intermediate to advanced
Copyright © 2014-2016 Natalia Pispini
Here is my first attempt to compose miniatures for string quartet, with classical approach to musical form and texture, and touches of Neo-Romantic emotionalism on the level of harmony and tonalities. Both pieces display an airy and capricious character; both are connected with the dance meters / rhythmic patterns. Maybe, these things have eventually brought me to the title ‘Salon Pieces’. Both are composed in a simple ternary musical form ABA1. The texture is basically homophonic (melody or ‘thickened’ melody vs. harmonic support) and enriched by flashes of ‘spicy’ chromatic notes. The bowing technique is specified if necessary.
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