String Quartet No. 2

Daniel S. Godfrey

Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: String Quartet
Instrumentation: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello
Item Number: CY3256
Number of Pages: 172
Duration: :16:00
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: Custom Print, 4-5 days


Quick Overview

Reviewers, trying to find a label for Godfrey's music, will compare him to Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, even Barber, using words such as "lyrical," "lush," and always "tonal" and "melodic." 2004 saw the release of an all-Godfrey CD, including String Quartet No. 2, by the Cassatt String Quartet, an album that the New Yorker hailed as one of the 10 best of that year. Formerly available only on a rental basis, String Quartet No. 2 is now available for sale. "Real sensual warmth, with a touch of the sensibility of Schoenberg's Transfigured Nightà These very touching works are completely tonal and basically pick up from the point where music was derailed some four score years ago... It is remarkable that music like this is being written, recorded, and widely celebrated." Robert Reilly, Surprised by Beauty: A Listener's Guide to the Recovery of Modern Music (Ignatius Press)


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Composition Date 1974
Duration 16:00