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MacMillan: Why Is This Night Different?

String Quartet No. 2

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  • Composer: James MacMillan
  • Instrumentation: String Quartet (Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello)
  • Work: Why is This Night Different? (String Quartet No. 2)
  • ISMN: 9790060117398
  • Size: 9 x 12.0 inches


This piece was commissioned by the Maggini Quartet with funds provided by the Foundation for Sport & the Arts & the Arts Council of England and composed in 1998. It was first performed on the 23rd of April of that year at Wigmore Hall, London by the Maggini Quartet.