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Serbian Chant

    Quartet for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano

Quartet for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano (1986)

LISTEN- Piano Quartet (excerpt).mp3
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The Quartet for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano was composed in the spring of 1986 and premiered Wed, Nov 19, 1986 at the University of Akron's Guzzetta Hall with Larry Shipiro, violin; Alan Bodman, viola; Greg Fiocca, Cello and Donna Geller, piano.  The 13 minute work consists of an Introduction and two contiguous movements titled Salterello and Chaccone.   It is an eclectic mixture of complex new music idioms and a simple neo-romantic and tonal harmonic language.   The harmonic progression that forms the basis of the slow moving Chaccone is first heard in the harmonically complex introduction and again in the middle of the rapidly moving Salterello.  The excerpt on the works page is from a live recording of the premiere performance; it features the latter part of the Salterello and the opening of the Chaccone.  The mp3 excerpt below is from the work's premiere.

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