String Quartet No. 2
LKMP X504081/ HL 123385
Written for Cuarteto Latinoamericano, this 4-movement work marks a stylistic shift from Vali's first quartet, which followed mid-20th Century atonal and serial techniques. In contrast, String Quartet No. 2 is a fusion of traditional Persian melodic modes with Western classical harmonic and formal sensibilities, a style which would become a signature characteristic of the composer's later works.