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Antanas Rekašius
Music for Strings No.2

Year of Composition:  1992
Duration:  12
Instrumentation:  str orch
Samples:   Score    Audio

Ver: 1999



I Allegro molto espressivo

II Allegretto

III Presto


Programme note

Rekašius's Music for Strings is based on his Fifth String Quartet – the first and last movements are almost identical. The first movement mocks Classical performing practices, while the second presents a clash of hypertrophic emotionality and temperament. The finale is a pseudo-bombastic virtuoso piece.

Donatas Katkus


Published scores:

Vilnius: Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre, MILC 071, 2007


Released recordings:

CD Baltic Works for String Orchestra Vol. 2, Finlandia Records 4509-97893-2, 1995 (perf. Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Juha Kangas)
CD Finlandia Records 3984-26810-2, 2000

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