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Name of Work

Newman, Clancy (1977-)
String Quartet

Movements:
Intro;
I. Rock Song;
II. March;
III. Jazz Fugue

Performances:


Feb 08, 2009



Jasmine Lin, Violin
Joseph Genualdi, Viola
Rami Solomonow, Viola
Clancy Newman, Cello


Feb 09, 2009



Jasmine Lin, Violin
Joseph Genualdi, Viola
Rami Solomonow, Viola
Clancy Newman, Cello

NEWMAN-String Quartet

Composed in 2002

"As a cellist, I’ve played a lot of great music, from Bach’s time until the present day. Part of the process of learning and performing music, whether it is by an old master or a new hopeful, is to throw yourself at the core of the piece and feel the passion of its creation as if it were your own. Having done this for my entire musical life, I feel intimately connected with composers who came from vastly different times and places, even some who despised each other’s music. As a composer myself, I find it impossible to turn my back on one style as if it is not 'me'; the result is that my music incorporates all the styles that I have inhabited in the course of my life.

"I wrote this piece shortly after graduating from college—I had just played Bartók’s fourth string quartet and left my rock band after two years. Although it is divided into four distinct sections (an introduction and three movements: Rock Song - March - Jazz Fugue), it is continuous from start to finish. The movement titles are a little misleading—each movement changes so much that it is difficult to label—but they may help a listener to know when one ends and the next begins. Despite its variety of styles, the piece is unified by a number of recurring motifs and ideas; a rising diminished triad, for example, is the basis for the main theme of each movement. The piece is structured in a roughly symmetrical way; the first and last movements are related harmonically, and they develop similar material. The second movement has a middle section that is the heart of the piece."
– Clancy Newman

CCM first performed this work at the June 11, 2007 Freshly Scored concert at Gottlieb Hall.

Performance dates: February 8 & 9, 2009



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