Quintet for accordion and string quartet
The Quintet for accordion and string quartet exploits the unusual but striking and beautiful timbres and sonorities that arise from this combination. The interplay between the solo part and the quartet, as well as between members of the quartet, gives this piece excitement and edge. It is perfect for students, and a must-have for professional accordionists.
Born in 1933, composer Fridolin Dallinger has been recognised through numerous prizes, including the Österreichischer Staatspreis, the Theodor-Körner-Preis, the Kompositionspreis der Stadt Linz and the Kulturpreis des Landes Oberösterreich. His native Eferding awarded him the Ehrenring in 1977, and the ministry of education the title of "Oberstudienrat" in 1988. His main works include the opera "Asinus Rex", the musical "The Roaring Twenties", 3 symphonies, a sinfonietta, cantatas, oratorios, masses and other choral works. His interests in chamber music particularly involve exploring the possibilities presented by different ensembles.