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Nancarrow: String Quartet No. 3 / Ligeti: String Quartet No. 2 / Dutilleux: String Quartet Ainsi la niut

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listen  1. String Quartet No. 3 - 1st Movement 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. String Quartet No. 3 - 2nd Movement 5:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. String Quartet No. 3 - 3rd Movement 6:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. String Quartet No. 2 - Allegro Nervosa 4:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. String Quartet No. 2 - Sostenuto, Molto Calmo 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. String Quartet No. 2 - Come Un Meccanismo Di Precisione 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. String Quartet No. 2 - Presto Furioso, Brutale, Tumultuoso 2:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. String Quartet No. 2 - Allegro Con Delicatezza 5:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. String Quartet 'ainsi La Nuit' - Introduction0:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. String Quartet 'ainsi La Nuit' - I Nocturne 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. String Quartet 'ainsi La Nuit' - Parenthese 10:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. String Quartet 'ainsi La Nuit' - Ii Miroir D'espace 1:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. String Quartet 'ainsi La Nuit' - Parenthese 20:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. String Quartet 'ainsi La Nuit' - Iii Litanies 2:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. String Quartet 'ainsi La Nuit' - Parenthese 30:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. String Quartet 'ainsi La Nuit' - Iv Litaines 2 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. String Quartet 'ainsi La Nuit' - Parenthese 40:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. String Quartet 'ainsi La Nuit' - V Constellations 1:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. String Quartet 'ainsi La Nuit' - Vi Nocturne 20:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. String Quartet 'ainsi La Nuit' - Vii Temps Suspendu 3:19$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Composer: Conlon Nancarrow, Gyorgy Ligeti, Henri Dutilleux
  • Audio CD (February 7, 2006)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Wigmore Hall Live
  • ASIN: B000AOCAW2
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #559,013 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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If I had to pick a desert island album, it would certainly include this. It opens with Nancarrow's quartet. If you happen to be someone who appreciates Charles Ives' music, you'll like it but you must be receptive to his ideas and have an open mind. Ligeti was a great admirer of Narcarrow, the ambiguity of the English language expressing more than one truth here. Ligeti's fascination with Nancarrow is fascinating and I would never have listened to Nancarrow without his endorsement. It is very good music and Ligeti was as usual further ahead of the curve in being an early proponent of Nancarrow's very expressive dreamy almost hallucinogenic music. If hostile aliens from outerspace gave us the choice between the destruction of Mount Rushmore or the second string quartet of Ligeti and I were casting the deciding vote, I'd make the good patriotic decision to choose Ligeti though I wouldn't fill the Grand Canyon to save his master piece. More doesn't need to be said here, most of us buy this recording to hear Ligeti. Dutilleux, who passed away recently, leaves us a string quartet of incomparable beauty. Dutilleux has not received anywhere near the attention he deserves. His quartet uses a very advanced musical language and simply cannot be described as 'romantic' or 'impressionistic' look back on Ravel which is the common complaint about his music, as though music exists only for tenured professionals to look for things to complain about... Turning a deaf ear or a blind eye rather to his mindless critics let me say in all sincerity that this is about as close to 'perfect' music as anyone can get. If you can get a hold of the score while following the music it helps you follow the fine details that can easily escape the ear. This quartet owes much to composer like Webern and Bartok, and less to Ravel but in all fairness, this is the voice of Henri Dutilleux, a composer like no other.
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