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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Change of Programme and Running Order
The programme and running order for the above concert have changed slightly and will now be as follows:


  • 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.

  • Supported by CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust
  • György Ligeti (1923-2006)
      • 3 pieces for 2 pianos
  • György Kurtág (b.1926)
      • Játékok
        • Köd-kánon (Fog Canon)
        • Hommage à Sárközy - Kéz a Kézben (Hand in Hand)
        • Hommage à Stravinsky - Harangok (Bells)
        • Hommage à Sáry László - Pöttyön pötty (Dot and Spot)
  • 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)
  • Interval
  • György Ligeti
      • String Quartet No. 1 'Métamorphoses nocturnes'
      • Trio for violin, horn and piano

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