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String Quartet No. 2 "Canzona" Op. 4

By Aulis Sallinen

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String quartet
Composed by Aulis Sallinen (1935-). Score. Published by Fennica Gehrman (FG.042-08901-9).

Item Number: FG.042-08901-9

ISBN 979-0-042-08901-9.

Sallinen's second quartet (dating from 1960) is an excellent example of motivic development. The "Canzona" presents a panorama, constantly shifting and gradually revealing new aspects of itself while the basic landscapes from which it grows remain virtually unchanged.

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