String Quartet No. 4

Michael Oesterle

String Quartet No. 4 has been performed in Banff, Duisburg, Guanajuato, L’Isle-Verte, New York City, Saint-Raphaël-d’Albertville and Vancouver…

Actually, this piece is not the fourth string quartet I have written, and I don’t usually use generic titles for my pieces — but I have wanted to write a String Quartet No. 4 for some time. The idea dates back to when I was younger and impressionable. I heard several premieres of String Quartet No. 4’s which imprinted a sense of significance for that title on me. How wonderful it must be to have written a quartet of string quartets! (Sorry Robert Schumann). In this piece, as in all of my music, I am interested in balancing musical materials that are geometric, expressive, and puritanical. I am grateful to Quatuor Bozzini and the Earle Brown Music Foundation Charitable Trust who co-commissioned this piece.

Traduit par Yves Charuest, juin 2021

Premiere

  • July 30, 2019, Evolution of the Quartet Faculty Concert, Rolston Recital Hall — The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff (Alberta, Canada)

String Quartet No. 4

  • Composer(s): Michael Oesterle
  • Year of composition: 2019
  • Duration: 26:00
  • Instrumentation: string quartet
  • Commission: Quatuor Bozzini, Earle Brown Music Foundation Charitable Trust
Video
  • Interview: Michael Oesterle: Daydream Mechanics; Michael Oesterle: String Quartet No. 3 “Alan Turing”; Michael Oesterle: String Quartet No. 4; Michael Oesterle: Three Pieces for String Quartet; Bozzini Quartet; Michael Oesterle; In English, French; March 2022
On disc
Concerts
30 July 2019
19h30
BeethovenOesterleSchubertSokolović
In person
Banff (Alberta, Canada)
8 Augu 2019
19h00
MendezOesterleSokolović
In person
Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
19 Augu 2019
20h00
OesterleSokolović
In person
New York City (New York, USA)
11 Octo 2019
17h00
MillerOesterleSmithTenney
In person
Guanajuato (Mexico)
13 Sept 2020
18h00
Postponed: Monday, September 13, 2021
CheungOesterleShimStäbler
In person
Duisburg (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)
13 Sept 2021
21h00
CheungOesterleShimStäbler
In person
Duisburg (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)
7 Octo 2021
20h00
BrochardCheungGuéninOesterle
In person
Saint-Raphaël-d’Albertville (Québec)
17 Octo 2021
20h00
CheungHétuOesterle
In person
L’Isle-Verte (Québec)