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Robert Nasveld composed String Quartet I in 2000. The Eurasia Quartet will perform its world premier during the 36th Orlando Festival (@ Rolduc, Kerkrade) from August 10-20th, 2017.
Conservatorium Maastricht invited Robert Nasveld to work with the Eurasia Quartet on String Quartet I, before they enter the stage to perform its world premier.
String Quartet I (2000)
“In the String Quartet I each movement deals with one or two given subjects. The first movement addresses meandering melodies and the double attack, in the second movement the grace notes are the subject. The third movement pairs movement with fifth chords and finally the fourth movement limits itself to pizzicato.
I like musical veils on a tonal base whereby one asks oneself what exactly is happening. My obsession for identical subjects sounding simultaneously–or not–comes in handy. Equivalent musical subjects intertwine, rub past each other and sniff each other out, sometimes proceeding on together.”