String quartet 2 Violas, 2 Violins, Violoncello
String Quartet No. 3. Composed by Shulamit Ran (1949-). Contemporary. Score and part(s). With Standard notation. Composed March 9 2013. 92 pages. Duration 23 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #114-41690. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.114416900).
Item Number: PR.114416900
Ran's third string quartet was written for the Pacifica Quartet, who are featuring it in numerous performances from May 2014 through February 2016, across the country and abroad. Their blog page dedicated to the work also features the composer's notes, for more indepth insight. "...impassioned solos emerge from ominous quiet, and high arpeggios in the violins quiver alongside the earthy cello. Ms. Ran skillfully deploys these extremes of color, volume and pitch, yet the overall somewhat chilly impression is one of poise." -- Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times.