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Elliott (Cook) Carter (Jr.)
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Elliott Carter (1908-2012)


String Quartet No. 2

(for 2 violins, viola and cello)
Introduction
I. Allegro fantastico
Cadenza for viola
II. Presto scherzando
Cadenza for cello
III. Andante espressivo
Cadenza for violin
IV. Allegro
Conclusion
Composed in 1959, when Carter (Jr.) was around 51 years old
23 minutes (approximately)
3 recordings, 27 videos
1:16
Pacifica Quartet
I. Introduction
3:04
Pacifica Quartet
II. I. Allegro fantastico
1:54
Pacifica Quartet
III. Cadenza for viola
2:20
Pacifica Quartet
IV. II. Presto scherzando
2:10
Pacifica Quartet
V. Cadenza for cello
5:10
Pacifica Quartet
VI. III. Andante espressivo
1:55
Pacifica Quartet
VII. Cadenza for violin
5:23
Pacifica Quartet
VIII. IV. Allegro
1:31
Pacifica Quartet
IX. Conclusion
1:08
Composer's Quartet
I. Introduction
2:40
Composer's Quartet
II. I. Allegro fantastico
1:27
Composer's Quartet
III. Cadenza for viola
1:57
Composer's Quartet
IV. II. Presto scherzando
1:53
Composer's Quartet
V. Cadenza for cello
3:32
Composer's Quartet
VI. III. Andante espressivo
1:43
Composer's Quartet
VII. Cadenza for violin
4:42
Composer's Quartet
VIII. IV. Allegro
1:03
Composer's Quartet
IX. Conclusion
1:17
Juilliard String Quartet
I. Introduction
3:02
Juilliard String Quartet
II. I. Allegro fantastico
1:34
Juilliard String Quartet
III. Cadenza for viola
2:21
Juilliard String Quartet
IV. II. Presto scherzando
2:19
Juilliard String Quartet
V. Cadenza for cello
4:33
Juilliard String Quartet
VI. III. Andante espressivo
1:55
Juilliard String Quartet
VII. Cadenza for violin
5:07
Juilliard String Quartet
VIII. IV. Allegro
1:24
Juilliard String Quartet
IX. Conclusion