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

  • Ewa WójtowiczEmail author
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Part of the Numanities - Arts and Humanities in Progress book series (NAHP, volume 2)

Abstract

A string quartet, being a test of skills for a composer’s workshop, is a genre willingly practiced in the circles of Kraków 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 Moszumańska-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, Bogusław 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 Kraków composers.

Keywords

Sonoristic Orientation String Instrument Instrumental Theatre Chamber Music String Quartet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academy of Music in KrakówKrakówPoland

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