John Psathas: Kartsigar (String Quartet)
This work is published for performance and study. The performance set includes saddle-stitch parts for the string players comprising of 4 composite score parts showing all instruments, and 4 instrumental parts showing single line (choose Parts only). The full score can be purchased individually for study or reference (choose Score only).
About the work:
Kartsigar by Psathas (2005) is perfect for string quartets looking to perform music influenced by Greek folk music. Psathas based this work on his transcription of highly expressive and virtuosic improvsations performed by Greek folk musicians. The work enable each player to demonstrate individual skill and prowess through a captivating melody and ostinato. Kartsigar makes for an exotic and engaging addtion to any concert programme.
Posted by Nicholas Hancox on 25th May 2015
'Performance Parts' make ZERO allowance for page turning. The only advantage they provide is that the corresponding part is printed slightly larger. They still need to be cut and pasted by hand to made into something functional (ACTUALLY THE JOB OF THE PUBLISHER).
My recommendation would be to forget the set of parts and just buy a score.
— Publisher's comment: Promethean Editions would like to clarify that the parts set also includes individual player parts which are formatted for page turns. The parts the reviewer refers to are a secondary resource intended to aid the learning and comprehension of the complex music and are not necessarily intended to be performed from.