ENTR'ACTE
string quartet
or string orchestra

 


 

 

for string quartet, 2011
(also adapted for string orchestra, 2014)
11'

First performed by the Brentano Quartet at Princeton University, April 2011
String orchestra version commissioned by A Far Cry, July 2014


PROGRAM NOTE:

Entracte was written in 2011 after hearing the Brentano Quartet play Haydn’s Op. 77 No. 2 — with their spare and soulful shift to the D-flat major trio in the minuet. It is structured like a minuet and trio, riffing on that classical form but taking it a little further. I love the way some music (like the minuets of Op. 77) suddenly takes you to the other side of Alice’s looking glass, in a kind of absurd, subtle, technicolor transition.



 

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