Wednesday 9 February 2022 7:30PM
Danny Driver piano; Andrew Zolinsky piano; Chloë Hanslip violin; Alec Frank-Gemmill horn; Arditti Quartet
György Kurtág, Ligeti and Nancarrow
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This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval
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- Danny Driver piano
- Andrew Zolinsky piano
- Chloë Hanslip violin
- Alec Frank-Gemmill horn
- Arditti Quartet
- Irvine Arditti violin
- Ashot Sarkissjan violin
- Ralf Ehlers viola
- Lucas Fels cello
Ligeti’s works are heard in the context of two other highly influential figures. He himself described the music of Conlon Nancarrow (1912-97) as ‘the greatest discovery since Webern and Ives … his music is so utterly original, enjoyable, constructive and at the same time emotional ... for me it's the best music of any composer living today’. For his part, György Kurtág was a lifelong friend of Ligeti and in 1993 gave the eulogy on the occasion of his colleague receiving the Siemens Prize.
Conlon Nancarrow (1912-1997)
Studies for Player Piano
- Study No. 6 (arranged by Thomas Adès for 2 pianos)
- Study No. 7 (arranged by Thomas Adès for 2 pianos)
- Studies for Player Piano
György Kurtág (b.1926)
- a selection
György Ligeti (1923-2006)
3 pieces for 2 pianos
- 3 pieces for 2 pianos
String Quartet No. 1 'Métamorphoses nocturnes'
Trio for violin, horn and piano
- String Quartet No. 1 'Métamorphoses nocturnes'