String Quartet No. 1, Métamorphoses nocturnes
Events for this work
Hay Music celebrates 101 years since the birth of György Ligeti with the return of the superb Ligeti Quartet, highly acclaimed exponents of his work. The concert will be preceded by a 15 minute introduction by two people who knew Ligeti well: Prof Richard Steinitz OBE, author of the definitive book on Ligeti and Sally Groves MBE, who was Ligeti's agent for many years, together with a member of the Ligeti Quartet.
Join the Ligeti Quartet and friends for an enticing programme of György Ligeti's music, including the incredible Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes.
An exploration of Ligeti’s unique take on the fundamental elements of music from the playful Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes to Bartók-inspired Quartet No.1, modernist Quartet No.2, and the uncertain harmonies and tangled textures of Ramifications.
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.
The Ligeti Quartet's third concert as Quartet in Residence at the University of Sheffield.