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String Quartet No.2, Op.16

Category Chamber Music > String Quartets
Composed 1974-1976
Duration (approx) 16 minutes

Elegy, Op.16a, is a version of the third movement of this quartet for chamber orchestra.

Related Works Elegy, Op.16a
Recording(s) David Matthews - Complete String Quartets, Volume Three
Publisher Faber Music
First performance 22 February 1982
Venue Waterloo Room, London
Orchestra / Ensemble Medici String Quartet
Review pW.D., The Daily Telegraph, 23 February 1982

The modest, eloquent first movement is followed by a savage scherzo whose rhythmic resource makes rock music seem tame.