Rhapsodie
Rhapsody (string quintet or string orchestra)

Year of composition

1935

Duration

14'

Scored for

2 violins, 2 violas and double bass or string orchestra

Motto
‘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), als known for his contribution to music theory.

Publication information

Universal Edition (UE15039)

Premiere

World premiere: Geneva, 30 March 1936: Hans Fryba, double bass

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