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String Quartet No. 1 Op.2

By Aulis Sallinen

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String quartet
Composed by Aulis Sallinen (1935-). Score. Published by Fennica Gehrman (FG.042-08782-4).

Item Number: FG.042-08782-4

ISBN 979-0-042-08782-4.

Sallinen's first quartet (dating from 1958) is in three movements in growing tempo order, unlike the traditional formula: Lento - Interludium (tempo more or less allegretto) - Vivace. In style it is a neo-classically flavoured hybrid of motivic and twelve-tone methods.