Metamorphosis. Bartók: String Quartet no.4. Ligeti: String Quartet no.1 ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’. Kurtág: 12 Microludes op.13


A thought-provoking programme presents Hungarian composers of two generations with much in common: an uncanny ear for string sonority, a tendency towards introversion and a capacity for civilised barbarity. Ligeti and Kurtág show Bartók’s influence but not in an inhibiting way.

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