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Rick Crittenden: Music

Five Variations for String Quartet

(Justin Mackewich-violin I, Tatiana Kolchanova-violin II, Vicki Gunn Pich-viola, Diane Chaplin-cello)
October 29, 2010
Rick Crittenden-composer

This piece, composed in 2006, was inspired by Anton Webern's short quartet pieces. The idea being to compose short, focused movements with attention given to "form of expression". Although the Webern pieces are atonal, this piece utilizes a chromatic/polytonal approach.