String Quartet No. 1: Prelude and Metamorphosis

String Quartet No. 1: Prelude and Metamorphosis (1989)
2 violins, viola, cello: 8 mins

This work offers two ways of looking at a simple melodic shape: the Prelude presents it in a fast and rhythmical manner and the reflective Metamorphosis transforms it into a lyrical and expressive slow movement. First performed by the Landolfi Quartet, Hadleigh 2 July 1990

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