The Bacewicz Obsession

縈繫

2016

for string quartet  (1'30")

Written for the Szymanowski Quartet, The Bacewicz Obsession pays homage to composer Grazyna Bacewicz and her Piano Quintet No. 1 (1952). I was obsessed with two motives from the last movement of the quintet, and used them as material of which this short, energetic piece is based on.

 

This piece was commissioned by the Cultural Management Office, The University of Hong Kong.

《縈繫》是向作曲家巴切維茲和她的第一鋼琴五重奏(1952)致敬,並為齊瑪諾夫斯基四重奏而創作。本人對出現於該五重奏最終樂章的兩個動機為之著迷,而它們也正是此精簡而具動感作品的基本素材。

此作品乃承蒙香港大學Cultural Management Office邀約而作。

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