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Blue Work

String Quartet

for string quartet

  ·  Duration:  37m

Duration:  37m

Tony Ryan

Composer:   Tony Ryan


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This work is quite playable but spectacular and virtuoso in effect. The second movement (Toccata) is available on the Canterbury Composers CD. It has also been performed and broadcast by the NZ String Quartet. At its premiere performance (in 1993) the complete 4-movement work was recognised by the reviewer as a "major NZ work".

Contents note

Four movements:
Prelude (allegro con brio)
Toccata (presto volante)
Barcarolle (andante piangerole)
Fugue (allegro vivace)

Performance history

Performed by Oleh Kotorovich (violin), Irina Ionenko (violin), Rachel Thompson (viola) and Galina Zelinskaia (cello)