Streichquartette //

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Beethovenhaus Bonn
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Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Barbara Fränzen, Peter Oswald, Harry Vogt
  • 1. Grido (2001/02) Streichquartett Nr. 3 (24:27)
  • 2. Reigen Seliger Geister (1988/89) Streichquartett Nr. 2 (27:29)
  • 3. Gran Torso (1971-72/78) Musik Für Streichquartett (23:04)

Helmut Lachenmann / Arditti String Quartet

“The three quartets provide a commentary on each other and the time in which they were composed. Gran Torso has something of an investigation about it, of a broaching, of forays into critical new land. Reigen designates the sounds and techniques of two very different regions. Grido gains a new expressiveness– the land of music is freely praised and celebrated, although never without reflexive refraction or arousing disturbance. In the Choral at the end comes a sharp crack, a bark, before the music collapses.”
(Martin Kaltenecker)