- Created by: kayleigh herzog
- Created on: 28-05-15 13:24
- Following a visit to Dresden in 1960 he completed his 8th string quartet.
- Intended for public performance in concert hall.
- Alex Ross described it as 'scathing self punishing'
- The work has been subject to speculation concerning the motivation behind its creation.
- Dedication to the victimes of fascism and war- appears to be a cover up of his own personal anguish.