String Quartet No. 1 Op.2
Composed by Aulis Sallinen (1935-). Score. Published by Fennica Gehrman (FG.042-08782-4).
Item Number: FG.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.