String Quartet No. 1 op 2 — Score

Sallinen, Aulis
Title: String Quartet No. 1 op 2 — Score
Authors: Sallinen, Aulis (Composer)
Product number: 9790042087824
Product form: Sheet music
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Price: 27,20 € (24,73 € vat 0 %)

Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
Edition: 1997
Language: undefined
Product family: String ensembles
Chamber music
Finnish library classification: 78.5132 Neljä jousisoitinta
A song cycle for mezzo-soprano and piano to poems by Pentti Saaritsa (with Finnish text). Wessman hit on the idea of composing this work after an inspiring conversation with Saaritsa in 1994. The themes of the poems deal with ageing, and as the seventh poem puts it, "The adventure in ageing has begun. I think perhaps I did after all prefer the adventures of youth." The work was commissioned by the Finnish Broadcasting Company and was premiered in 1996.

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