Composed in three movements, all subtly related and united by motifs and thematic alteration.
One of my shortest pieces, only about six minutes in total (all three movements) so I'd love to hear any comments on the piece in it's entirety! It is, in fact, through-composed (ish) - but as I've uploaded it as three files, you probably won't get a sense of that.
Sadly not a real quartet playing, but the sounds aren't too terrible!
i am a fan of string quartet and enjoy your composition here. the last mov is nicely heard and as a whole my impression is spiritful and sounds modern. I knews nothing about composition so really can't comment furthermore. actually can you tell more about your composition techniques applied here?
I took you at your word and downloaded all three movements, putting them into a playlist so I could take in the work as a whole.
I enjoyed it, especially the modern sound. At certain points I hear a certain ambiguity, almost as if some phrases nearly "lose" the sense of a home key, allowing for some very interesting harmonic progressions.
I hope to write music like this someday, but alas, right now I have enough trouble maintaining a sense of unity in a strictly tonal idiom.
The second movement is the one that makes the strongest impression on me initially. There's a clear direction to the music for me in that movement, I think it sustains it's 1.41 quite well. The lyrical flow rises and falls in a quite convincing way, maybe it ends rather suddenly though.
The first movement maybe the ideas aren't so interesting to me. The motif at 2.06 maybe could have been introduced a bit earlier for me as a bit of a contrast. It's soon after 1.40 I get a little tired of the initial idea.
In the third movement 1.23 - 1.31 the music breaks up in an interesting way, the music interests me a bit more. The coda from the trill onwards is quite nice. Overall though I might think this is the weakest of the three imo.
Well, do give it another listen - I don't compose in this style anymore, so it's a unique piece not to be repeated. The first movement is actually a lot cleverer than it sounds (though I say so myself). Hope you enjoyed it anyway!