by Ulrich Schultheiss
Streichquartett Nr. 2 is a sting quartet written in three movements, which comprises of two rhythmical outer movements, and a contrasting peaceful inner movement. The work is a hommage to Alban Berg, written to mark the 100th birthday and 50 year anniversary of the composers death in 1985. Stylistically, the work is very similar to the orchestral work fra virgolette as both works were written in Paris in 1984.