Commedia dell’arte II (2012)

Ana Sokolović

string quartet

Commission: Quatuor Bozzini, with support from the CCA and CALQ


  • 1. Isabella
  • 2. Pantalone
  • 3. Zanni
  • 4. Ruzzante


Program Notes

Commedia dell’arte, an inexhaustible source of characters, impressed me from my childhood. The characters, initially a theater of improvisation of the street in Italy, present truly the archetypes of the characters of every society in the world. Alive, funny, touching, ridiculous, exuberant, cunning or sarcastic, each character inspired one of the movements of my work. This cycle brings together three compositions for string quartet connected with the same theme. There is a possibility that other characters will be added in the future.