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Music for string quartet
by Toshio Hosokawa -
heard by
ANDREW SCHARTMANN

'... the Arditti ensemble produces the effect masterfully.'

Toshio Hosokawa: Silent Flowers - String Quartets. © 2013 WERGO

Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa's music for string quartet asks us to reevaluate our notion of music as a highly directed temporal art. Of course, music will always be temporal in the most basic sense, but Hosokawa challenges the very nature of that temporality. His art gives the paradoxical impression of static development — the combination of growth over time with something permanent and fixed. But this dichotomy of growth versus permanence is not what we are to take from his work...

Copyright © 21 April 2014 Andrew Schartmann,
Connecticut, USA

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TOSHIO HOSOKAWA: SILENT FLOWERS - STRING QUARTETS

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