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String Quartet No.1


Leonardo C. Núñez
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Have not been on the forum for some time! Its nice to be back haha. I just finished high school so I have time to be on forums again lol

I had written this quartet at the end of last year, it took me around 3 months to complete. Its the first time trying to write for strings only!

It has 5 movements with each a very own feeling  to it. Hopefully you enjoy it 🙂

 

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Nice!  The first movement main theme in the very beginning gives me a slight rhythmic illusion that the pick up notes are actually the downbeat followed by three up-beat eighth notes.  It gives it a kind of rhythmic playfulness to it.  I enjoy the many playful outlining of various chords foreign to C major.  The movement also ends in a way that sounds like the last 8th note is an off-beat.  The labored second movement is a great contrast and reminds me of an old man with a walking stick LoL.  The third movement I feel moves into it's development section quite hurriedly before allowing the listener to be fully immersed in the melodic material/have a decently long exposition.  That's just my personal feeling as I also tend to concatenate my expositions (or at least I think I've been told I do that).  The main theme in this movement is quite humorous I just wish it was more fully presented as like a complete thought (like a period or some such structure) rather than like a fragment before moving off into the development.  The fourth movements glissandi are a welcome character contrast giving the listener a sense of calm before being interrupted by those intense polyrhythmic triplet 8th notes.  The final movement employs fun rhythmic meter changes and plays with the listeners rhythmic expectations.  Meas. 74 reminds me of Ravel.

Overall I thought your string quartet was a humorous quip at being in C major (which I know much of your music likes to do).  Thanks for sharing!

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On 6/17/2021 at 5:33 AM, PeterthePapercomPoser said:

Nice!  The first movement main theme in the very beginning gives me a slight rhythmic illusion that the pick up notes are actually the downbeat followed by three up-beat eighth notes.  It gives it a kind of rhythmic playfulness to it.  I enjoy the many playful outlining of various chords foreign to C major.  The movement also ends in a way that sounds like the last 8th note is an off-beat.  The labored second movement is a great contrast and reminds me of an old man with a walking stick LoL.  The third movement I feel moves into it's development section quite hurriedly before allowing the listener to be fully immersed in the melodic material/have a decently long exposition.  That's just my personal feeling as I also tend to concatenate my expositions (or at least I think I've been told I do that).  The main theme in this movement is quite humorous I just wish it was more fully presented as like a complete thought (like a period or some such structure) rather than like a fragment before moving off into the development.  The fourth movements glissandi are a welcome character contrast giving the listener a sense of calm before being interrupted by those intense polyrhythmic triplet 8th notes.  The final movement employs fun rhythmic meter changes and plays with the listeners rhythmic expectations.  Meas. 74 reminds me of Ravel.

Overall I thought your string quartet was a humorous quip at being in C major (which I know much of your music likes to do).  Thanks for sharing!

 

Thank you for all the feedback! I agree with everything you say really haha

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