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arranged for string quartet by Wolfgang Birtel (2010)

By Igor Stravinsky

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String quartet (Score & Parts) - intermediate
Arranged for string quartet by Wolfgang Birtel (2010). Composed by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971). Arranged by Wolfgang Birtel. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. String Ensemble. Classical. Score and parts. Composed 1940. 22 pages. Schott Music #ED 20919. Published by Schott Music (HL.49018256).

Item Number: HL.49018256

ISBN 9790001173001. 9x12 inches.

Igor Stravinsky liked to use different stylistic devices or embedded them in his personal musical language: Be it that he took a Gallop by Jacques Offenbach or composed Circus Polka for a Young Elephant or a ragtime. After the outbreak of the Second World War and his final move to the USA in 1939, he was in particular influenced by jazz music. In 1940 the composer wrote a Tango for piano which he arranged for chamber music ensemble in 1953: It is a strictly structured three-part tango on which Stravinsky imposed his harmony, his musical language. Arranged for string quartet by Wolfgang Birtel, the work is a perfect addition to the classical concert repertoire but also an entertaining, yet demanding musical piece for playing chamber music at home.

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