For String Quartet

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

Full Score - Study
Performing Ensemble: String Quartet
Item Number: 144-40572S
Number of Pages: 16
Duration: 12:00
Publisher: Merion Music, Inc.
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

When the family heirs to the legendary Galimir String Quartet (three sisters and a brother) gathered to commemorate the centenary birth years of these famed performers, they chose Ellen Taaffe Zwilich to commission for this honor. The composer, who has also worked professionally as a violinist, responded with a one-movement odyssey entitled Voyage, cross-breeding her own characteristic style with glimpses of Viennese waltzes and other Galimir flavor. "There is a sweet, sad lyricism to this work, a hectic discord..., some wailing and moaning, these moods alternating with dancing klezmer rhythms of Jewish wedding music that take over and make things right in the end." (Stanley Fefferman,

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned to celebrate the centennials of the founding members of the Galimir String Quartet--by Richard and Judith Hurtig, Viola and Richard Morse, Naomi Krasner and Elsa and Marvin Miller and by South Mountain Concerts, Pittsfield, Mass.