String Quartet No.3 (Torre, Salvador)


Sheet Music


PDF typeset by composer
SalvaTorre (2015/2/17)

PDF typeset by composer
SalvaTorre (2015/2/17)

Publisher. Info. Salvador Torré
Misc. Notes The movements can be played individually as separate pieces. For the second movement "Grain-Carré" the cello (and maybe the Viola) can adapt a piece of hardwood between the end of the fingerboard and the belly.
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General Information

Work Title Cuarteto de Cuerdas No. 3
Alternative. Title Quatuor à cordes No.3
Composer Torre, Salvador
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
I. Dis-continuum
II. Grain-Carré
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2015
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello

Misc. Comments

String Quartet Nr. 3 in 3 movements (10 min. each) by Salvador Torré (Mexico)

In the String Quartet it has been practiced throughout the history of music the aspect of Laboratory of Forms, laboratory of Writings, of Methods, of Styles, of Compositional Substrates etc. using old methods arises from the canonical imitative forms counterpoint or harmony, all combined with the today languages, the infinity of music we hear today from which, for me the Rock music is very important, as well as electroacoustic practices are evident in this quartet, mixtures and super-positions of elements in a space time either compacted or expanded, micro-imitations are now a days called “delays” or “echoes”. Different distortions caused by the ways of attacking, rub, pull hitting different parts of the instrument etc. All this adding an important element today: Improvisation, the interpreter then is enrolled in a state of freedom, but because we are speaking on classical music, this classical style provides the concept of structure, it brings a certain rigorous form. This generates an open-closed form, hence the title of this quartet "Dis-continuum" in a certain way the “continuous” is due to the improvisation and the “discontinuous” is associated to the form or structure proposed in the score.