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LIGETI, G.: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 / Andante and Allegretto (Parker Quartet)

    
      

 










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LIGETI, G.: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 / Andante and Allegretto (Parker Quartet)

György Ligeti’s choral and orchestral music hit the mainstream when it was featured in the soundtrack of 2001: A Space Odyssey, but his equally remarkable chamber works remain less well known. While indebted to his compatriot Bartók for its folk-inflected passages, Ligeti’s First Quartet, subtitled Métamorphoses nocturnes, is nonetheless a work of striking originality. The Second Quartet, composed around fifteen years later, abounds in contrasts between glacial stillness and manic activity, mechanistic pizzicatos and gentle oscillations. His early Andante and Allegro is richly expressive and easily accessible.


Ligeti, György

  String Quartet No. 1, "Metamorphoses nocturnes"
1.   Play with flash player Allegro grazioso - Presto 00:07:19
2.   Play with flash player Prestissimo - Andante tranquillo - 00:04:34
3.   Play with flash player Tempo di valse, moderato, con eleganza, un poco capriccioso - Allegretto, un poco gioviale - 00:05:11
4.   Play with flash player Subito allegro con moto - Prestissimo 00:05:47
  String Quartet No. 2
5.   Play with flash player I. Allegro nervoso 00:05:02
6.   Play with flash player II. Sostenuto, molto calmo 00:04:55
7.   Play with flash player III. Come un meccanismo di precisione 00:03:24
8.   Play with flash player IV. Presto furioso, brutale, tumultuoso 00:02:19
9.   Play with flash player V. Allegro con delicatezza 00:05:19
  Andante and Allegretto
10.   Play with flash player Andante cantabile 00:05:29
11.   Play with flash player Allegretto poco capriccioso 00:06:26

Total Playing Time: 00:55:45






Composer(s):
Ligeti, György

Ensemble(s):
Parker Quartet

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570781

Barcode: 747313078172

Release Date: 12/2009

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