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Charriere Caroline Ophelia Qc11

Caroline Charrière

Quatuor Ophelia

for string quartet

Level: intermediate / advanced
Duration: 12'
Swiss Composers Series


QC11 - Score and parts

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Reminiscent of a bird song

Ophelia, the heroine from Shakespeare, that touching figure of innocence hurt by Hamlet and in some way appeased by death. This is what I wished to express: the pure soul, the heartbreak, and finding salvation in death and the resulting peace that inevitably follows, reminiscent of a bird song. Caroline Charrière, Fribourg (Switzerland), Decembre 2007

I. L’innocence ( 3')
II. La blessure (3’35)
III. La mort (1'10)
IV. la paix (4’15’)
Editions Bim
Caroline Charrière

Caroline Charrière (1960-2018)

Born 1960 in Fribourg (Switzerland), Caroline Charrière has accomplished flute studies at the Lausanne Conservatory (with Pierre Wavre) and completed them with Aurèle Nicolet and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (England). During the same time, she followed orchestration and composition studies with swiss composer Jean Balissat.... Read more