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A Phenomenon of String Quartet in the Works of Kraków Composers from 1960s

01 Jan 2017-pp 33-45
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors describe the diversity of the string quartet concept in the works of Krakow composers and present a survey of the composers' works in this genre.
Abstract: A string quartet, being a test of skills for a composer’s workshop, is a genre willingly practiced in the circles of Krakow composers. In 1960 Krzysztof Penderecki initiated a new stage in the genre with his Quartetto per archi No. 1 maintained in the poetics of sonorism. Penderecki’s students took up experiments in the scope of articulation and texture, e.g. Marek Stachowski (1936–2004) as well as composers representing an older generation, e.g. Krystyna Moszumanska-Nazar (1924–2009). A string quartet acquired a different image in the works of Zbigniew Bujarski (born 1933), who took up this genre in 1980s making it a carrier for programmatic messages. Still other propositions are brought about by the quartet work of a tireless avant-garde author, Boguslaw Schaeffer (born 1929) and the master of the genre, Krzysztof Meyer (born 1943) who composed over a dozen string quartet pieces. The objective of the paper is to capture the diversity of the string quartet concept in the works of Krakow composers.
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