The path is winding
image: Terry Smith
Little Missenden Festival
12 October 2019
Because the three different instruments in a string quartet belong to the same family they blend well. This short quartet (just 12 minutes long) explores unisons and near unisons: passages where the four musicians play as one, and others where they nearly do, blurring the lines and smudging the textures.
There is a slow, melancholy introduction, a capricious middle section and a still, soft close.