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Nocturne for String Quartet

Jan Levoslav Bella
Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
7 minutes
Classical music
String quartet
Instrumental parts

EN: Nocturne is Bella’s last composition for string quartet and one of his final works of any kind. The work embodies a balanced harmony of the composer’s classical and Romantic leanings. While the tectonics of the composition suggest some kind of miniature sonata-cycle model (sonata form - song form - final rondo), the suppression of contrasting elements within the individual movements brings out in them an evolutionary fantasy quality which accents Romantic affinities. The composition includes two quotations of Slovak folk songs: "A Horse Runs along the Bank" and "Good Night, My Love".

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SK: Nokturno je Bellovou poslednou kvartetovou kompoziciou a patri k jeho poslednym skladbam vobec. Skladba stelesnuje vyvazenu harmoniu autorovej klasicistickej a romantickej orientacie. Kym tektonika skladby pripomina akysi miniaturny model sonatoveho cyklu (sonatova forma - piesnova forma - finale rondo), potlacenie kontrastnych prvkov v ramci jednotlivych casti stavia do popredia evolucnu fantazijnost jednotlivych casti, ktora akcentuje romanticku asociativnost. Dielo obsahuje dve citacie slovenskych ludovych piesni: "Po nabrezi konik bezi" a "Dobru noc, ma mila".

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