Shanghai String Quartet: Hovhaness String Quartet 4 'The Ancient Tree'

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The quartet also bears the subtitle 'Under the Ancient Maple Tree'. Hovhaness remaraked about this quartet: There grew a "Marvelous tree on my uncle's farm in Pittsfield, New Hampshire, where I had many happy times. From under its branches were spectacular views in every direction. Later, lightning struck the tree and destroyed it. This piece is my memorial to that beautiful tree."

-1 Adagio ma non troppo [at 0:10]
-2 Fugue [at 7:29]
-3 Adagio; Andante con moto; Allegro [at 9:49]

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