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String Quartet No. 8 “Topeng” (Score and Parts)
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By Betsy Jolas

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Score and Parts
Composed by Betsy Jolas. String. Softcover. 76 pages. Duration 900 seconds. Alphonse Leduc #AL30845. Published by Alphonse Leduc (HL.50605266).

Item Number: HL.50605266

ISBN 9781705172803. 9.0x12.0 inches.

“Almost half a century after 'B for sonata', here is another musical evocation of my intriguing trip to Bali. Yannis Xenakis and Toru Takemitsu were there, among others, and we were walking around in the dark one evening when a Topeng appeared to us, in full action: Balinese musical theatre with one actor successively playing several legendary characters by means of mask changes carried out in extreme agitation behind a curtain, accompanied by a raging gamelan. The memory of these little dramas has naturally lost much of its violence when it is evoked today in my 'Quartet VIII'. So we shall hear it here as if in a dream...” Betsy Jolas.

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