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Poul Ruders

Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

Strygekvartet nr. 3 (1979),
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Wilhelm Hansen
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Works for 2-6 Players
Sub Category
String Quartet
Year Composed
1979
Duration
7 Minutes
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Poul Ruders Strygekvartet nr. 3 (1979),
This short one-movement quartet is a kind of modernization of the 14th century French motets, a cadeau to this weird and fantastic music whose abstract and almost deprecatory, introvert expression appears unaccountably modern and incredibly ancient at the same time.

MOTET is a sober, cool treatise on rhythm and statics, depicted in a Gothic, crypt-like atmosphere. The almost completely non-vibrato movement is suggestive of boys’ choir, monks’ processions, and the piercing sound of musical glasses.

An ancient world is reborn and becomes the world of today.

Poul Ruders, 1979

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