11 Nov Franco Donatoni - La Souris Sans Sourire – for string quartet
(ediz. Ricordi – 1988)
An overall view on form and analysis of the counterpoint and other combinatorial technics in Donatoni’s style.
La souris sans sourire, the 6. and last string quartet in the composer’s catalog, has been composed in 1988 and dedicated to the Quartet of the Ensemble Intercontemporaine.
This work (16 minutes of duration) is builded as a series of panels, that means different sections, with different metronomes. Each panel has a own internal structure and coherence.
These panels are separated by clear breaks, (sometimes a whole measure) and are approached according to a (principle of contrast), by alternating omorhythmic sections and counterpointed sections, solo and tutti sections etc.