Xenakis: Complete string quartets: Tetras, Tetora, ST-4, Ergma


The prospect of hearing Xenakis’s complete string quartets in one sitting might sound somewhat indigestible. But this is music of strange and passionate pleasure, and each work is compellingly, sense-assailingly different. The composer’s genius as an engineer informed his analytical approach, and his influence on later generations was profound, particularly ...

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