Tag Archives: string quartets

MP3 Blog #114: Jürg Frey, String Quartet 2

Jürg Frey: String Quartet #2 (1998-2000) Performed by the Bozzini Quartet Currently out of print *   *   *   *   * Silence Noise Silence Breath Silence Repetition Silence Timbre Silence Stillness Silence Repetition Silence Breath Silence Choral Silence Repetition Silence Timbre … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #92: “Rumore Sui”

Denys Bouliane: “Rumore sui”: (2002-2003) Via prima Via secunda For string quartet Performed by the Quatuor Bozzini Recording not commercially released * * * * * “Rumore sui” is the second in Denys Bouliane’s new trilogy of chamber works (the … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #85: “flying white”

Roland Dahinden:String Quartet #4 “flying white” (2003)For string quartet and electronicsPerformed by the Klangforum Wien String Quartet Available on this album at emusic

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Mp3 Blog #82: “Blumenstuck”

Georg Friedrich Haas:“Blumenstück” (2000)For choir, bass tuba, and string quartetPerformed by Tom Walsh on tuba, the Quintett Rigas Kamermuziki, and the Latvian Radio Choir, Wolfgang Praxmarer conductor Not available commercially * * * * * “Down with liberty!” -Spanish rebel … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #76: Jardins Secrets

Kaija Saariaho:”Jardin Secret I” (1984-85)For tapeAvailable on this compact disc at emusic ”Jardin Secret II” (1984-86)For harpsichord and tapePerformed by Vivienne SpiteriCurrently unavailable commercially ”Nymphéa (Jardin Secret III)” (1987)For string quartet and tapePerformed by the Kronos QuartetAvailable on this compact … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #75: String Quartets 5

George Crumb:Black Angels “Thirteen Images from the Dark Land” (1969-70)I. DepartureII. AbsenceIII. ReturnFor amplified string quartetPerformed by the Concord QuartetAvailable on this compact disc Roger Reynolds:”Ariadne’s Thread” (1994)Finding the PathPressing inward Animated lineExtremityExhuberant lineDesparate lineLine of desire Quietest moment of … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #74: String Quartets (plus) 4

Morton Feldman:String Quartet and Orchestra (1973)Performed by the Cleveland Quartet and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas conductorFrom the SUNY Buffalo Archives, not available commercially Giacinto Scelsi:Khoom “Seven episodes of an unwritten tale of love and death in a … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #73: String Quartets 3

György LigetiString Quartet #1 “Métamorphoses Nocturnes” (1953-54)I. Allegro GraziosoII. Vivace, CapricciosoIII. Adagio, MestoIV. PrestoV. Andante TranquilloVI. Tempo Di Valse, Moderata, Con Eleganza, Con Poco CapricciosoVII. Allegretto, Un Poco GiovaleVIII. PrestissimoPerformed by the Arditti String QuartetAvailable for very cheap on Ligeti … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #72: String Quartets 2

Anton Webern:Five Movements for String Quartet (1909):IIIIIIIVVPerformed by the Emerson String QuartetAvailable on the 2000 edition of the complete music of Anton Webern Bela Bartok:String Quartet #4 (1928):I. AllegroII. Prestissimo, con sordinoIII. Non troppo lentoIV. Allegretto pizzicatoV. Allegro moltoPerformed by … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #71: String Quartet(s)

Helmut Lachenmann:String Quartet #2 “Riegen seliger Geister” (1988-89)Performed by the Arditti String Quartet Available on compact disc at SMusic * * * * * A few nights ago I was tooling around with the idea of creating a index for … Continue reading

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