Instrumentation: String Quintet (Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Double Bass)
Work: String Quintet No. 2, Op. 316
Size: 9.1 x 12.2 inches
Composed in 1952, String Quintet No. 2 is an alternative, exciting String Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola, Cello and Double Bass. Milhaud makes use of variation in bowings, complex rhythms, chromaticism, altering tempos, double stops, harmonics, variation in dynamics and a wide tessitura, among other aspects. Milhaud's String Quintet No. 2 is essential to all advanced String Quintets seeking modern and exciting repertoire.