MUSIC FROM JAPAN WORKS INFORMATION


Composer Name: Michio Mamiya

Composition Name: String Quartet No. 2

Composition Date:                       1980 
Configuration:                         String Quartet
Featured Instrument:                   Violin
                                       Viola
                                       Cello
Japanese Instrument(s):                N
Length:                                N/A
Players:                               4
Commissioned by:                       NHK
Version (Original/Revised):            O
MFJ Presented:                         Y

World Premiere Venue:                  Japan
World Premiere City:                   N/A
World Premiere Sponsor:                NHK Japanese Broadcasting
World Premiere Date:                   11/6/80
World Premiere Performers:             N/A

Japan Premiere Venue:                  Japan
Japan Premiere City:                   N/A
Japan Premiere Sponsor:                Japanese Broadcating Co.
Japan Premiere Date:                   11/6/80

Other Premiere Venue:                  The Asia Society
Other Premiere City:                   New York
Other Premiere Sponsor:                MFJ
Other Premiere Date:                   12/2/83
Other Premiere Performers:             Kronos Quartet

MFJ Performance Information:
Venue:                                 The Asia Society
City:                                  New York City
Date:                                  
Performers:                            Kronos Quartet
Article/Review:                        A

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 Japan in New Music
Author/Critic:                         Weekender Guide
Publication Date:                      12/2/83
Reaction:                              Positive
Origin (American/Japanese):            A
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 MFJ Series At Asia Society
Author/Critic:                         John Rockwell
Publication Date:                      12/4/83
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              "Mamiya's quartet had ist didactic elements, especially in its
                                       first 2 movements. But the final Adagio attained a genuine
                                       grief-stricken urgency."
Origin (American/Japanese):            A

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