Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra

Takuma Itoh

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Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
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Quick Overview

The Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra is a single movement work commissioned by the New York Youth Symphony for the Shanghai Quartet in 2005. Although this instrumental combination is rather unusual, the quartet is featured as a soloist in a fairly conventional manner of a standard concerto. The challenge, however, was to maintain the identity of the string quartet within the traditional context of a soloist.

The piece is roughly divided up into three sections: the first section consists of a short introduction followed by a fast virtuosic section; the middle section features the lyrical side of the quartet, while the final section loosely recapitulates the first section.

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by the New York Youth Symphony and the Shanghai Quartet
Composition Date 2005
Duration 00:12:00
Orchestration Solo Str. Quartet; 3(Picc.) 2 2 2 - 4 2 3 1; Timp. 2Perc. Str.
Premiere May 21, 2006 Carnegie Hall, New York, NY New York Youth Symphony with the Shanghai Quartet, Paul Haas, Conductor

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