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Ligeti, Pintscher, Cage, Xenakis / Jack Quartet

Ligeti / Pintscher / Cage / Xenakis
Release Date: 07/17/2012 
Label:  Wigmore Hall Live   Catalog #: 53   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  György LigetiMatthias PintscherJohn CageIannis Xenakis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  JACK Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Dedicated to performing cutting-edge, up-to-the-minute music, the supremely cool, New York based JACK Quartet electrifies audiences worldwide with 'explosive virtuosity' (Boston Globe) and 'viscerally exciting performances' (New York Times). The Quartet made its Wigmore Hall debut in July 2011 in a concert exploring new sounds and musical languages. Withan exciting programme of Ligeti, Pintscher, Cage and Xenakis, this recording presents new ways of conceiving the relationship of four string players in a genre which has for over 250 years shown itself remarkably able to support innovation as well as tradition. Dedicated to performing cutting-edge, up-to-the-minute music, the supremely cool, New York based JACK Quartet electrifies audiences worldwide with 'explosive virtuosity' (Boston Globe) and 'viscerally exciting performances' (New York Times). The Quartet made its Wigmore Hall debut in July 2011 in a concert exploring new sounds and musical languages. Withan exciting programme of Ligeti, Pintscher, Cage and Xenakis, this recording presents new ways of conceiving the relationship of four string players in a genre which has for over 250 years shown itself remarkably able to support innovation as well as tradition. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Quartet for Strings no 2 by György Ligeti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  JACK Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; Vienna, Austria 
2. Study IV for "Treatise on the Veil" by Matthias Pintscher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  JACK Quartet
Written: 2009 
3. Quartet for Strings in 4 Parts by John Cage
Orchestra/Ensemble:  JACK Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
4. Tetras by Iannis Xenakis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  JACK Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; Paris, France 

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