Quartet Movement Op.22

Composer: Carl Orff (b. 1895 - d. 1982)
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Composer: Carl Orff (b. 1895 - d. 1982)

Performance date: 01/07/2012

Venue: St. Brendan’s Church

Composition Year: 1914

Duration: 00:08:53

Recording Engineer: Anton Timoney, RTÉ lyric fm

Instrumentation: 2vn, va, vc

Instrumentation Category:String Quartet

Artists: Signum Quartet (Kerstin Dill, Annette Walther [violins], Xandi van Dijk [viola], and Thomas Schmitz [cello]) - [quartet]

Orff is best known for his staged cantata Carmina Burana, which was
hugely popular in Nazi Germany. He also developed a highly innovative approach
to music education for children, known as the Orff
, which combined movement, singing, playing and improvisation.

The Quartet
Movement is a student work and was comparatively recently discovered and only
received its premiere in 1989. It opens with a dream-like, sinuous melody,
muted in the French manner. The energetic, bordering on aggressive second
subject is in complete contrast and throughout the movement it keeps
interrupting the increasingly passionate reverie of the opening idea. In the
coda the original, unvaried melody returns before being cut off for the last