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Leon Kirchner

Publisher: AMP

String Quartet No. 2 (1958)
Associated Music Publishers Inc
Works for 2-6 Players
Sub Category
String Quartet
Year Composed
19 Minutes

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Leon Kirchner String Quartet No. 2 (1958)

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Though mainstream concertgoers would peg him as an atonal composer, and though he was profoundly affected by Schoenberg, Mr. Kirchner never bought into strict 12-tone procedures, always wanting to work from instinct. While indebted to Schoenberg, the Second Quartet comes across like some confident modern-day American composer's ingenious riff on a Neo-Classical Schoenberg quartet.
Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times,09/03/2007
...turbocharged with musical ideas. It definitely can be counted as a masterpiece of our time...contagiously enjoyable... This was truly exciting music.
Jeff Manookian, Salt Lake City Tribune,01/01/0001
String Quartet No. 2 displays a marked compression of dynamics and dramatic gesture...this is Kirchner at his most lyrical and expressive, evoking the gemultlichkeit warmth of Brahms.
Peter Burwasser, Fanfare,01/01/0001
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