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Ligeti, Pintscher, Cage, Xenakis ()

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JACK Quartet, made up of former students from the Eastman School of Music, is committed to continuing and expanding the tradition of groups like the Arditti, LaSalle, and Kronos quartets in its adventurous exploration of contemporary repertoire. (Its name is derived from the initials of the first names of the founding members.) Like the Arditti, it has tended to focus on uncompromisingly modernist works, and in this recording of its Wigmore Hall debut, the group plays three classic 20th century quartets plus a work from 2009.György Ligeti was among the most gifted composers of his generation at using a full arsenal of contemporary compositional procedures and extended instrumental techniques in the service of music that was transparently emotionally expressive and immediately engaging, and his String Quartet No. 2 (1968) is a beautiful exemplar of the kind of direct communication he establishes with listeners. Matthias Pintscher's 2009 quartet, Study IV for Treatise on the Veil, inspired by a series of... Hide synopsis

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