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Work


Zesty

for string quartet

Year:  2009   ·  Duration:  10m

Year:  2009
Duration:  10m

Composer:   Jonathan Besser

Films, Audio & Samples

Sample Audio

Sample: Mvt I
0’00” – 1’00”
from Jade String Quartet | Besser String Quartets

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Sample Audio

Sample: Mvt II
0’00” – 1’00”
from Jade String Quartet | Besser String Quartets

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Sample Audio

Sample: Mvt III
0’00” – 1’00”
from Jade String Quartet | Besser String Quartets

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Sample Audio

Sample: Mvt IV
0’00” – 1’00”
from Jade String Quartet | Besser String Quartets

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About

This piece evokes the mid-Atlantic (European and early American), and the title is derived from its lively atmosphere. The time signature gradually changes throughout the movements, shifting from 4/4 to 3/4 then 5/4. The work evokes a sense of a bygone era.

Movement 1 is lush and lively, with an animated folksy character. Movement 2 is playful, but not too pushy. Movement 3 is thick with chords and double stops. The viola gets a solo before the ensemble falls into a dark low hole. The pace lifts in Movement 4, and there is an innocent solo viola dance before a passage of agitation brings the piece to a close.


Contents note

four movements