Three Arabesques for String Quartet
The composition consists of 3 movements.
The 1st movement (Correntmente): Wave-like figures based on 6 sixteenth notes weaves the music with attacks having intervals of 3 sixteenth and 2 sixteenth. At the coda, the music become calm and slow to bridge through the next movement.
The 2nd movement (Tranquillo): The music starts with a calm movement with sordino. The two units, namely 1st violin and viola and 2nd violin and violoncello, constructs the music with constant interval in rhythms.
The 3rd movement (Allegro energico): Closely positioned tremolo and harsh rhythms starts the music. The main part is a combination of tremolo and pizzicato. The music recollect the motives in the 1st and 2nd movement and reaches the coda.
"Three Arabesques for String Quartet" has premiered by the Precious Quartet (Erina Kato, Nina Furukawa, Saori Oka, and Kazuhisa Ogawa) in Sumida Triphony Hall, Tokyo, Japan, on May 15, 2017.