Ligeti Centenary: how the composer influenced string quartet writing in the 20th century


Long-time fan Peter Quantrill talks to leading interpreters of György Ligeti’s remarkable string quartets, and their plans for centenary tributes

As a schoolboy – a cellist, a chorister, hardcore listener – I thought that string quartets and modernism weren’t for the likes of me. They demanded too much prior knowledge. Too ‘intellectual’, not ‘emotional’…

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