THE REAL THING - étude d'un prélude VI
for string quartet
dedicated to Olivier Senn
duration: ca. 6 minutes
The twelve works in the Études d'un prélude series are all based on micromeasurements of timing and volume of Martha Argerich's recording of Chopin’s Prelude op. 28/4 in E minor, recorded in Munich on 22-25 October 1975 and released by Deutsche Grammophon as DG 2530 731, reissued as DG 415 836-2. The duration of Argerich’s original recording is 1'51".
The Real Thing was composed directly in response to Glenn Brown’s 2000 painting “The Real Thing".