Year of composition
2 violins, 2 violas and double bass or string orchestra
‘Tout assemblage de sons ne peut nous plaire
que si nous sommes sensibles à la loi de leur disposition’.
‘Any assemblage of sounds can only please us
if we are sensitive to the law of their disposition.’
According to the Swiss mathematician and physicist Leonhard Euler (1707-1783), also known for his contribution to music theory.
World premiere: Geneva, 30 March 1936: Hans Fryba, double bass