String Quartet No. 1, Métamorphoses nocturnes

Composer
Date of composition
1952-54
Duration
23 Minutes

Events for this work

Friday
17
February 2017

Concert at Kings Place: Melodicles

This concert showcases the expansion of the string quartet repertoire to include music from beyond the Western classical tradition. Christian Mason’s Tuvan Songbook is part of a series of Songbooks to be commissioned by the Ligeti Quartet, each based on a tradition of overtone singing from around the world. ‘Melodicles’ is a musical concept invented by American composer Lou Harrison, whose centenary is celebrated in 2017. His String Quartet Set borrows from medieval European and Eastern influences.