O'Connor String Quartet No. 2 (mvnt 1) "Bluegrass"

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Mark O'Connor performs his own string quartet No. 2 (I) with Ida Kavafian (1st v...

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Mark O'Connor performs his own string quartet No. 2 (I) with Ida Kavafian (1st violin), Paul Neubauer (viola) and Matt Haimovitz (cello) (2009)

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String Quartet No. 2 "Bluegrass"

Composed February – May, 2005

As I continue to develop other artistic interpretations of vernacular and idiomatic music of my own past, I uncover new pathways in discovering how much this music from my childhood means to me in the present tense. With my String Quartet No 2, I bring to bare one of my favorite music styles I learned as an 11 and 12 year old, Bluegrass.

Bluegrass music is the vocabulary I use in the quartet and it instructs the musical language of the string quartet art form. Although in this case I admit that just like my own classical string writing is unique, such is the case with my early...