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Cristóbal Halffter: String Quartet No. 11

Cuarteto Quiroga. Aitor Hevia and Cibrán Sierra, violins. Josep Puchades, viola. Helena Poggio, cello

String Quartet No. 11 by Cristóbal Halffter (world premiere),

Completed in mid-August 2019, Cristóbal Halffter's String Quartet No. 11 received its world premiere on 9 December 2020. As Germán Gan explains in the programme notes, String Quartet No. 11 is conceived in five different movements that are interrelated by the coincidence of expressive characters and tempo between odd movements (fast, restless and of notable rhythmic forcefulness) and even movements (an "Adagio" based on the construction and disintegration of a melodic texture, interrupted by two more lively passages, and a "Lento" towards which the centre of gravity of the whole composition is shifted).

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