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Autographed folio staffed music sheet with a 2 bar staved musical quotation for all four parts of his String Quartet # 5.

 

Perle (1915-2009) was a follower of the Second Viennese School of composition.  Mindful of Schoenberg, he more closely associated himself with the works of Alban Berg.  That said, he devised a new method he called “12 Tone Modal System” which produces surprising results including this 1960 effort, which he revised in 1967.  The Quartet sticks with this idiom and has a surprising light and tonal result, even including a Viennese waltz violin solo contained within the work and probably the result of the influence of his teacher Ernst Krenek.  When the first recording came out of the work by the Composer’s Quartet, to whom the work is dedicated, it was considered to be an important event in modern American classical music.  There is a current recording by the Daedalus and the Concord Quartets, both recordings can be heard on Youtube.

GEORGE PERLE - COMPOSER

MINT CONDITION