EN FRANÇAIS S'IL VOUS PLAÎT
2021 - String Quartet
Instrumentation 2 Violins, Viola, Cello
Duration 5 mins
Composed Sept. 2020-Apr. 2021
First Performance Bergen 28 Apr. 2021, performance by musicians from Langhaugen vgs. and the Grieg Academy: Olga Melby Larsson(violin), Ragnhild Willassen Stangenes(violin), Mitra Fagerli Rahman(viola), Marius Block Laberg(cello)
En français s'il vous plaît was written as part of a response-project to the quartets of Beethoven for NyMusikk Bergen. The piece is devised from the thought experiment of what Beethoven's music would have sounded like in a French musical context. Most of the material is worked out from a combination of Ravel's Quartet and motives from Beethoven's Menuetto from Op. 18 No. 5.