Thursday 15 February 2018

Morphs and Magpies

The Ligeti Quartet
The Ligeti Quartet
The Ligeti Quartet's latest programme Morphs and Magpies premieres at the Rudolf Steiner Hall on Saturday 17 February 2018, and features music by György Ligeti, Alfred Schnittke, Gregers Brinch, Tanya Tagaq and John Zorn. The programme's title comes from that fact that all the works borrow and transform existing material. 

Alfred Schnittke's String Quartet No. 3 quotes Beethoven’s Große Fuge, Lassus’s Stabat Mater, and uses the Shostakovich cypher DSCH, integrating the fragments into the harmonic language of the quartet. John Zorn's Cat O'Nine Tails uses all sorts of quotes and genres, Paganini, Death Metal, even Looney Tunes. György Ligeti's String Quartet No. 1 is a set of variations and Tanya Tagaq's Sivunittinni, given in an arrangement by Garchik, transforms Inuit throat singing into music for string quartet.

The Ligeti Quartet are City Music Foundation Artists (2016-2018) and are Ensemble in Residence at the Universities of both Sheffield and Cambridge.

Further information and tickets from EventBrite.

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