String Quartet No. 2: "The Revenant"
Composer: Lesley Sommer
Instrumentation: string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello)
Year Composed: 2000
Duration: 25 minutes (4 movements)
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String Quartet #2: "The Revenant"
A revenant is a ghost, especially one who has returned to earth for some
specific purpose. This quartet contains many musical ghosts. Listen for
the ghosts of Bartok (I) and Stravinsky (III); as well as ghostly
allusions to various musical styles throughout (a tango and a waltz in I;
16th century counterpoint in II; and a drinking song and lullaby in IV).
Each movement of the quartet (with the exception of the Fantasia) is cast
in an old fashioned musical form, as the titles indicate.