Composer Name: Akira Miyoshi

Composition Name: String Quartet No. 3: Constellation Noire

Composition Date:                       1992 
Configuration:                         String Quartet
Japanese Instrument(s):                N
Length:                                8'
Players:                               4
Commissioned by:                       Music From Japan Co-commission
Version (Original/Revised):            O
MFJ Presented:                         Y

World Premiere Venue:                  Asia Society
World Premiere City:                   New York
World Premiere Sponsor:                Music From Japan
World Premiere Date:                   3/19/93
World Premiere Performers:             Atlantic String Quartet

MFJ Performance Information:
Venue:                                 The Asia Society
City:                                  New York
Performers:                            Cassatt String Quartet
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 Crossing Cultures and Blending Textures
Author/Critic:                         Bernard Holland
Publication Date:                      2/27/95
Synopsis:                              "...despite its Japanese composer and French name sounds like an
                                       exercise in Central European darkness and anxiety."
Origin (American/Japanese):            A
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The Strad
Title:                                 Concerts
Author/Critic:                         Ken Smith
Publication Date:                      5/95
Reaction:                              Neutral
Synopsis:                              "...purported to show lightness and darkness not as contrasts but
                                       as single element inherent in a state of chaos. But apart from the
                                       program notes...the piece's sensibility seemed purely European."
Origin (American/Japanese):            J

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