String Quartet No. 3 is in one continuous movement and represents some harmonic and structural experimentation by the composer. The work plays out a bit like a tone poem for string quartet. Mason says “This work blends tonal, polytonal and atonal material. My goal was to create new sounds but with a driving suspense and energy from the very first chords to the very end to take the listener on a kind of cosmic tour to different worlds of mystery, longing, warmth, and even triumph.”
This piece is suggested for advanced level players.
YouTube link with the Lyris Quartet performing this work:: https://youtu.be/-HcPdbgiw6k
Instrumentation: 2 vn, vla, vcl
Published by: Todd Mason
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