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Salvador Bacarisse: String Quartet no. 1

Cuarteto Bacarisse

String Quartet no. 1 Op. 10 by Salvador Bacarisse (first performance in modern times)

Salvador Bacarisse composed his Cuarteto nº 1 (String Quartet No. 1) in 1930. A medium-sized work divided into four movements, it is the most humorous of the composer's three string quartets. The overlapping of different melodic lines creates a polytonal harmonic interplay, which is combined with themes evoking Spanish popular music. In this video, the first modern-day performance of this work is accompanied by an excerpt from a lecture given by Salvador Bacarisse Cuadrado, the composer's son, in 1990.

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