Hi all! This string quartet consists of 11 parts. Each part is created in a specific style and all parts are connected with transitions. Most styles go in a historical order. Criticism is needed (style violations, transitions quality, sound quality and other).

You can try to identify composers or look in the list below. I would be glad if you write if composer does not match the music.

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Below are two videos with the same music (live sheet music and piano roll).

The idea was: 

00:00 In style of Bach fugue
01:01 Transition to classical period
01:26 Idea was Beethoven, but ultimately it resembles Haydn more IMHO
02:05 Idea was Wagner. Ultimately it became close to early romantic with primitive elements
03:14 In style of Debussy
04:10 In style of Bartok
05:18 In style of Stravinsky
05:35 12-tone serialism (in style of Schoenberg, Boulez).
06:50 In style of John Cage, La Mont Young (long notes)
07:50 In style of Arvo Part (mathematic technique Tintinnabuli)
08:58 Transition to Jazz
09:11 Idea was Gershwin. Ultimately I used my improvisation on Easy living
10:10 Transition to Rock (rock starting from 10:26)
11:34 In style of Philip Glass

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  • Bartok is pretty apparent, then Schoenberg and Webern. The rest? Well, either I'm not familiar enough with the styles or the imitation isn't very clear. Hm, maybe Glass near the end (but I don't listen to Glass so it's a blind shot, really).

  • Thank you for reply, Greg.

    I added list of composers that I wanted to imitate in the post. Yes, Schoenberg, Bartok and Glass are in the list :)

  • Bravo! Really enjoy the transitions that you go to on this composition. My favorite personally was the transition to the Bartok sounding section, that really captured me the most.

  • Christopher, thank you very much for your comment. I liked your minimalism works and commented on youtube.

    I am also waiting for comments about the styles that I tried to imitate.

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