Seppo Pohjola composed his fifth string quartet in winter 2018. He was inspired to write it by a visit to the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam the previous year, where he was greatly impressed by the vast, comprehensive retrospective and especially the horrifyingly honest self-portraits. The soft opening tones bear an instruction alluding to Schönberg’s Verklärte Nacht string sextet: the quiet music must be richly shaded. Dur. 20 minutes.
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