Catalogue No: M060117923
ISMN: 9790060117923
Shop Product Code: 2374229

Status: Usually despatched within 24 - 48 hours

Subtitle: String Quartet No. 3

Series: Hawkes Pocket Scores

Department: Full Scores & Study Scores - Hawkes Pocket Scores

Instrumentation: Study Score - Hawkes Pocket Score 1408

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (London)

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In spring 2005, after thirteen years of persistence, patience, and cancelled performances, the Kronos Quartet finally received the score to Henryk Górecki's Piesni Spiewaja ("…songs are sung"), String Quartet no 3, op 67 - a 50-minute magnum opus (originally commissioned in 1992), with the dedication, "To the Kronos Quartet, which for so many years has waited patiently for this quartet." The quartet's title is inspired by the last line of a poem by the Russian poet Velimir Khlebnikov, "When people die, they sing songs." Study score: HPS 1408


Contents and Reviews

  • 01 Adagio - molto andante - cantabile
  • 02 Largo, cantabile
  • 03 Allegro, sempre ben marcato
  • 04 Desciso - espressivo ma ben tenuto
  • 05 Largo - tranquillo