Piano Quartet for piano, violin, viola, and cello by Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman is best known for his time as frontman of the new wave group Oingo Boingo and his quirky scores for the films of Tim Burton. But he is also a composer of concert music, including concertos for violin and cello.
Danny Elfman's Piano Quartet for piano, violin, viola, and cello draws from the styles of Prokofiev, Bartok, as well as his own distinct style as a film composer. The work comprises thematic variations in five movements, stemming from a familiar children's playground taunt (heard in its entirety in the second movement). The work playfully cycles through a variety of moods and textures, from the agitated intensity of the first movement, through to the delicate adagio, all culminating in Elfman's energetic and impassioned finale.
Includes piano score and parts for violin, viola, and cello. The three string parts are separate, pull-out pages, included in the set.
- I. Ein Ding
- II. Kinderspott
- III. Duett für Vier
- IV. Ruhig
- V. Die Wolfsjungen