second movement written in 2001, first movement written in 2002
second movement premiered by Ng Wah-hei, violin; Siu Tin-chi, clarinet;
Amy Cheung, cello; George Ngan, piano
Cultural Activities Hall, Shatin Town Hall,
in Bauhinia Concert, Oct 2002
Following the instrumentation of Messiaen’s Quartet for the end of time, this two-movement quartet is written in 2001-02. The agitated, rhythmic second movement is written in 2001 in which the opening four-note motif form the basis for development throughout the quartet. It was preceded by the slow sorrowful first movement which is premiered in Bauhinia Concert 2002 organized by students of music department, CUHK.