8 Feb 2019

LUNDQUIST: Quintet for accordion and string quartet, 'Bewegungen'

From Music Alive, 2:00 pm on 8 February 2019

Torbjörn Lundquist (1920-2000) studied at Uppsala University (near Stockholm) and became a conductor (Royal Theatre in Drottningholm) and composer.

Accordionist James Crabb

Accordionist James Crabb Photo: Supplied

'Bewegungen' - translates as 'motion' or 'movement'.

Written in 1966, the single-movement piece for accordion and string quartet describes both the scientific and poetic interpretations of the title.

Lundquist wrote several works for the accordion including a 'Duel' for accordion and percussion.

Recorded in Nelson Centre of Musical Arts by RNZ

Sound engineer: Darryl Stack